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Root returns as England bowl

Joe Root returned to England's Twenty20 team, at the expense of Samit Patel, for Friday's decider against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium.

In a near like-for-like swap, and England's only change, young Yorkshireman Root came in for just his second cap in this format - having made his debut in India late last year.

As in Hamilton three days ago, when England lost by 55 runs, Stuart Broad chose to bowl first.

The hosts stuck with a winning team.