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New Zealand wins toss and bats in third test vs. West Indies

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum won the toss on Thuursday and chose to bat first in the third and decisive cricket Test against the West Indies at Kensington Oval.

The three-match series is level at 1-1.

The tourists made one change to the side that lost by 10 wickets in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad last Friday. Left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner was included at the expense of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.

The West Indies made two changes from their winning eleven, with tall fast bowler Jason Holder handed a debut and off-spinner Shane Shillingford recalled.

The two players omitted are Shannon Gabriel and Jermaine Blackwood.

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Teams:

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin (captain), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Shane Shillingford, Sulieman Benn.

New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (captain), Jimmy Neesham, B.J. Watling, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

Umpires: Richard Illingworth, England, and Ian Gould, England. Third/TV umpire: Rod Tucker, Australia. ICC Match Referee: Javagal Srinath, India.

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