Australia, who lead the series 1-0, have already retained the Trans-Tasman trophy following the draw in Perth but both teams will be eager to etch their names in the record books as the first to win a Test played under floodlights.
New Zealand also have a proud record to defend, having not been defeated in seven Test series since 2013 under McCullum.
Although both teams have played warmups under lights with the specially developed pink ball, the match is something of a leap into the unknown.
Batsmen have reported problems seeing the ball clearly at twilight and the bowlers will hope to exploit that during the later sessions.
New Zealand have picked a second spinner in uncapped 23 year old all-rounder Mitchell Santner who replaces seamer Matt Henry while paceman Trent Boult has been selected after recovering from a back complaint.

Santner will bat sixth in the order.
Following the retirement of Mitchell Johnson after the Perth Test, Peter Siddle joins Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in Australia's pace attack, with James Pattinson the 12th man.

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