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| Pakistan elect to bat first vs Kiwis in 3rd test|
| Updated at: 0642 PST, Friday, December 11, 2009|
NAPIER: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in third and deciding cricket test against New Zealand in Napier.
New Zealand have brought in opening batsman BJ Whatling and pace bowler Tim Southee.
Captain Dan Vettori will bat at number 6 with Grant Elliott being left out of the eleven.
Vettori says he would have batted first if he'd won the toss.
New Zealand won the first test by 32 runs and Pakistan won the second by 141 runs.