3 Apr 2009

India to bat first in third test

12:45 pm on 3 April 2009

The New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has won the toss and decided to bowl first in the third and final cricket test against India at the Basin Reserve.

Batsman Daniel Flynn returns and will play instead of Jamie How, while paceman Tim Southee plays ahead of spinner Jeetan Patel.

The Indian captain MS Dhoni returns after missing the second test through injury and he says he would have batted first if he had won the toss.

India lead the series 1-nil.