England win toss and field against New Zealand

Published: Saturday, June 28, 2008, 15:15 [IST]
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England captain Kevin Pietersen won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand in the fifth and final one-day international at Lord's here Saturday.

Pietersen was leading England for the first time as regular one-day captain Paul Collingwood began a four-match ban following his side's slow over-rate during their defeat at The Oval on Wednesday.

England recalled opener Alastair Cook in place of all-rounder Collingwood with Luke Wright, normally a one-day opener, now listed to come in at No 6.

This was 22-year-old Essex left-hander Cook's first appearance of the series. The last of his previous 21 ODIs came during a 34-run defeat against New Zealand in Christchurch in February.

New Zealand were unchanged from the team that won by one wicket off the last ball at The Oval.

All-rounder Grant Elliott was passed fit after sustaining a thigh injury during a collision with Ryan Sidebottom which led to his controversial run-out on Wednesday.

And fast bowler Kyle Mills, who took two wickets and made a vital 25 not out in that match, was also given the all-clear after suffering a back spasm during batting practice on Friday.

New Zealand have an unbeatable 2-1 lead in this series, with one no result.

England: Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen (capt), Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Luke Wright, Tim Ambrose (wkt), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson

New Zealand: Jamie How, Brendon McCullum (wkt), Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Daniel Flynn, Grant Elliott, Daniel Vettori (capt), Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mark Gillespie

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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