Dhoni wins toss again, India to bat in second ODI

March 6th, 2009 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS  

Sachin TendulkarWellington, March 6 (IANS) India’s skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat in the second One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium here Friday. While India retained the side that won the first ODI at Napier by 53 runs, New Zealand were forced to make one change as their wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum, who badly bruised his right thumb in the last game, is playing only as batsman and Peter McGlashan of Northern Districts is keeping wickets.

The teams: India: M.S. Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel,

New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Jacob Oram, Peter McGlashan (wicketkeeper), Kyle Mills, Iain O’Brien, Ian Butler. 12th man: Neil Broom

Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and Evan Watkin. Third umpire: Gary Baxter.

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle.

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