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The English cricket season typically opens with the "Champion County" match, in which a team representing the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) plays the current English county champions. This year, as in 2010, the match was held at Abu Dhabi in March, and was a four day match played in day-night fashion.

India's Rahul Dravid was part of the MCC team, and starred, scoring a century to help them win. He was reportedly happy with an experimental addition to the match. This is being trialled around the world with a view of being implemented in a day-night Test scenario. What significant change to cricketing equipment was made in this match?

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