Melbourne: Australia have been forced to scrap a day-night Test and will hold the game in normal hours instead after India refused to play, cricket officials said Tuesday.
Cricket Australia had pencilled in the December 6-10 Test in Adelaide as a pink-ball match but India baulked at playing under floodlights.
CA believes day-night Test cricket is a more television-friendly format and perhaps the only way to save the five-day version of the game following the rise of the quickfire Twenty20 format.
But India, who are the world's top-ranked team, said they didn't want to play their first day-night Test during such a high-profile series.
The Australians have played four day-night Tests since 2015, three of them in Adelaide, winning all of them.
India have not yet played a pink-ball Test and would be reluctant to give the hosts any advantage as they seek a first Test series win in Australia.
Sutherland said Australia would still play a day-night Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane in January.