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Kiwis bat 1st in final ODI

2011-10-25 10:08

Bulawayo - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat in the final one-day international against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club on Tuesday, with the Black Caps seeking a clean sweep of the three-game series.

New Zealand rested opening batsman Martin Guptill, allrounder James Franklin and seamer Doug Bracewell. Jesse Ryder was fit to play after illness, while Luke Woodcock and Nathan McCullum also came into the team.

Zimbabwe handed international debuts to allrounder Natsai Mushangwe and seam bowler Njabulo Ncube. Prosper Utseya and Chris Mpofu dropped out.

New Zealand also won both Twenty20 games of the tour.

Zimbabwe has lost its past seven one-day internationals.

Teams

Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Tatenda Taibu, Forster Mutizwa, Elton Chigumbura, Keegan Meth, Ray Price, Natsai Mushangwe, Njabulo Ncube

New Zealand: Rob Nicol, BJ Waiting, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Luke Woodcock, Andy McKay, Graeme Aldridge

AP