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Ross Taylor ruled out of Wellington ODI, Kane Williamson fit for England clash

Ross Taylor has been ruled out for the third ODI against England in Wellington after failing to recover from a quad injury while Kane Williamson has passed a fitness test.

cricket Updated: Mar 02, 2018 19:09 IST
Dejan Kalinic
Dejan Kalinic
Omnisport, Wellington
England cricket team‬,‪Ben Stokes‬,‪New Zealand national cricket team‬
Ross Taylor, who scored a hundred in the Hamilton ODI, will miss the Wellington game due to a quad injury. (AP)

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the third one-day international against England, while captain Kane Williamson will return.

Taylor hurt his quad during the second ODI, which England won to level the five-match series at 1-1, on Wednesday.

After training on Friday, New Zealand announced Taylor would miss the third game in Wellington on Saturday before being assessed.

However, there was some good news for the Black Caps. Williamson – who missed the second ODI due to a hamstring injury – passed a fitness test and is available.

The three-match series is currently tied 1-1 after England won the second game in Mount Maunganui with Ben Stokes blasting a fifty and taking two wickets. In the first ODI in Hamilton, Taylor’s century had propelled New Zealand to a tense three-wicket win.

First Published: Mar 02, 2018 18:53 IST