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South Africa wins toss, bowls in 3rd ODI

South Africa wins toss, bowls in 3rd ODI

South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl on Saturday in the third one-day international against New Zealand, as the tourists chase a 3-0 series sweep.
The start of the match at Eden Park was delayed by a wet outfield and further rain was expected through the late afternoon and evening.
South Africa made three changes to its lineup for the match, resting Jacques Kallis, Justin Ontong and Morne Morkel and naming Wayne Parnell, Johan Botha and Marchant de Lange in their place.
New Zealand named batsman Colin de Grandhomme for his one-day international debut and recalled Nathan McCullum and Michael Bates in place of Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell who are suspended for breaching team rules around alcohol.
The pair became involved in a verbal altercation with patrons at a Napier bar after Wednesday's second one-day international. New Zealand team protocols prohibit players from drinking alcohol while recovering from injury.
Ryder had a slightly injured hand and Bracewell a minor hamstring strain.
South Africa won the first two matches of the series by six wickets after winning the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1. The three-test series between the teams begins in Dunedin on Wednesday.
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Lineups:
New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Andrew Ellis, Kyle Mills, Colin de Grandhomme, Michael Bates, Andy McKay, Nathan McCullum.
South Africa: Johan Botha, Hashim Amla, Marchant de Lange, A.B. de Villiers (captain), J.P. Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Albie Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, New Zealand, and Richard Illingworth, England.
TV Umpire: Aleem Dar, Pakistan. Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lanka.


Updated : 2021-04-20 04:03 GMT+08:00