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England put NZ in to bat

Wellington – England won the toss and put New Zealand into bat in the third and final Twenty20 international in Wellington on Friday.

The New Zealand line-up was unchanged from the second T20 in Hamilton last Tuesday, when the Black Caps notched a 55-run win to level the series at 1-1.

England called up Joe Root to strengthen their batting for the series decider, dropping Samit Patel.

TEAMS

New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliott, Ian Butler, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan

England: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad (capt), Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach

Umpires: Gary Baxter (NZL), Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

TV umpire: Derek Walker (NZL)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI) – Sapa-AFP

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