Good afternoon and welcome to a sun-soaked Eden Park for the deciding one-dayer between New Zealand and England. The tourists have won the toss and New Zealand have been sent in to bat.
The Black Caps have brought back Andrew Ellis in place of Trent Boult, while England are unchanged.
Teams: New Zealand: H Rutherford, BJ Watling, K Williamson, R Taylor, G Elliott, B McCullum (c), J Franklin, N McCullum, A Ellis, T Southee, K Mills.
England: A Cook (c), I Bell, J Trott, J Root, E Morgan, J Buttler, C Woakes, S Broad, G Swann, S Finn, J Anderson.
The teams have just taken the field in front of a smattering of fans. Auckland has turned on another beautiful day in the last weekend of summer, so expect the ground to fill steadily through the early afternoon.
James Anderson opening the bowling for England, with BJ Watling taking strike and Hamish Rutherford down the other end.
Watling took a single from Anderson's opening over and Steve Finn has begun from the other end.
And that is the end of Watling.
Finn strikes with his fourth ball, finding the outside edge of Watling's bat with Graeme Swann doing the rest at second slip. Watling goes for one, New Zealand are 2-1 in the second over.
It was a fine delivery from the Englishman, nipping away slightly after inducing Watling to play. Comfortbale catch for Swann.
With the ridiculously small boundaries straight, it was a simple decision for Alastair Cook when the coin fell his way. The onus is on New Zealand to set an imposing target, with 300 potentially insufficient.
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First boundary of the match, nice shot from Kane Williamson, who came to the crease when Watling was out.
The ball from Anderson was drifitng towards leg stump, before Williamson drove down to long on.
The Black Caps have fallen to 11-2, with Williamson edging behind from Anderson.
Williamson played tentatively to a straight delivery and a faint edge was snaffled by Jos Buttler. Wicket maiden from Anderson and a poor start from New Zealand.
More success for England, with Rutherford caght behind from Finn's bowling.
With the opener departing for 2, New Zealand are now 11-3 and in big trouble.
Two new men at the crease. Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott.
New Zealand will need another good knock from their former captain, who is coming off a century in the loss in Napier.
England's eight-wicket win at McLean Park followed New Zealand's dramatic victory in Hamilton to set up today's decider.
Another wicket maiden for the tourists. The worst possible start for the Black Caps in their bid to win successive one-day series.
Just the second boundary of the match for New Zealand, with Taylor hooking Anderson square.
The situation here in the press box is laughable, with large black see-through blinds obscuring the whole field. Apparently the glass is too reflective for the batsmen. This clever correspondent has situated himself where two of the blinds meet, with the crack between them enough to provide clear view of the pitch, at least.
That's my head at the front, right behind the crack.
New Zealand are racing through the first 12 overs, with an immense run rate of two an over.
Far from the boundary-fest many were prediciting, there has been the same number of wickets as fours.
Taylor has reached double figures, the first Kiwi batsman to do so. And a whopping six runs from that over.
The crowd is still quite sparse. Maybe a few started watching the game on TV, saw the three early wickets and decided not to bother.
Elliott and Taylor are slowly rebuilding, though, with particular emphasis on the word slowly.