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Cricket: England send New Zealand into bat in deciding ODI


England won the toss and elected to bowl in the deciding third and final one-day international against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday.

The series is tied at one-all after New Zealand won the first match by three wickets and England replied with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the second encounter.

England have kept the same line up that won the second match while New Zealand have made one change with all-rounder Andrew Ellis replacing fast bowler Trent Boult.

Eden Park park is renowned for its short boundaries producing high-scoring games.


New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (captain), Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Andrew Ellis, Tim Southee, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL), S. Ravi (IND)

TV umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)