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Windies wins toss, bowl first

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bowl first against New Zealand in the third one-day cricket international at Warner Park on Wednesday.

West Indies, leading 2-0 in the five-match series, made one change to the side that won the second match in Jamaica last Saturday.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bowl first against New Zealand in the third ODI at Warner Park. Credit: Allsport

Batsman Johnson Charles was brought in at the expense of the out-of-form Lendl Simmons.

New Zealand, captained again by Kane Williamson in the injury absence of Ross Taylor, also made one change, replacing legspinner Tarun Nethula with left-arm pacer Trent Boult. – Lineups:

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy (captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul.

New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Daniel Flynn, Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Trent Boult. – Sapa-AP

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