New Zealand wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI vs. Australia

BY foxsports • February 5, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat on Saturday in the second one-day international against Australia.

Captain Brendon McCullum said the pitch at Westpac Stadium is the same as the one on which it beat the West Indies in a high-scoring World Cup quarterfinal last summer.

New Zealand, which leads the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first match in Auckland by 159 runs, named an unchanged lineup.

Australia, who made two changes when its team was announced on Friday was forced to make a third when fast bowler Kane Richardson suffered a slight injury before the start of play.

Scott Boland replaceds Richardson while legsinner Adam Zampa will make his debut in place of the injured James Faulkner and Usman Khawaja will play his first ODI in three years, replacing Shaun Marsh.