New Zealand put India in to bat in first One-dayer

Published: Thursday, December 26, 2002, 12:46 [IST]
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Auckland: New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming elected to field after winning the toss against India in the opening One-dayer at the Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday.

India went into the day-night match without star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, all- rounder Sanjay Bangar and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who were unfit. The hosts dropped seamer Paul Hitchcock from their playing eleven. The teams will play seven One-day internationals. New Zealand: Stephen Fleming (capt), Nathan Astle, Mathew Sinclair, Lou Vincent, Craig McMillan, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond, Daryl Tuffey. India: Sourav Ganguly (capt), Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Venkatsai Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Shiv Das, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Javagal Srinath, Ashish Nehra. Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Brent Bowden (NZ) TV umpire: Doug Cowie (NZ) Match-referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

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