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West Indies send New Zealand in to bat in 3rd ODI

January 1, 2014

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat on Wednesday in the third one-day international, shortened to 21 overs per side because of rain.

Light but steady rain prevented delayed the scheduled 11 a.m. start and continued through most of the afternoon, but later abated and groundstaff were able to prepare the field for play from just after 4pm.

Chadwick Walton was named in the West Indies’ lineup, taking the place of Darren Bravo who has returned home for personal reasons. Darren Sammy was ruled out with a hamstring strain suffered during warm-ups and spinner Nikita Miller was also added to the tourists’ XI.

New Zealand named fast bowler Adam Milne and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, omitting batsman Kane Wiliamson.

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New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kyle Mills.

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Kieran Powell, Chadwick Walton, Lendl Simmons, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin, Nikita Miller, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul.

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, New Zealand, and Ranmore Martinesz, Sri Lanka.

Third umpire: Ian Gould, England. Match referee: Chris Broad, England.

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