New Zealand was forced to change its plans as it aimed to end the series against Australia after Mitchell Santner was expelled from third T20I woke up with a cold

As a precaution, he was self-isolating in the team hotel and was waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test.Adam Milne, the fast bowler who has not played for New Zealand since 2018, was drafted into the squad as cover, but batsman Mark Chapman became included in the XI, which means a significant change in the side balance

Australia made a change in trying to keep the series alive with Riley Meredith, the Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmania Pace Bowler He made his debut instead of Daniel Sams, who had a huge impact on the bat in Dunedin, meaning that visitors will keep both front spinners in their XI

There is some uncertainty about how the surface will hold up with three games in five days in Wellington after the schedule changes forced by the Auckland lockdown, Kane Williamson chose to roll first with Aaron Finch, who said , he would have done the same

New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tim Seifert (Week), 3 Kane Williamson (Capt), 4 Devon Conway, 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 Jimmy Neesham, 7 Mark Chapman, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult

Australia 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Josh Philippe, 3 Matthew Wade (wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Jhye Richardson, 9 Kane Richardson, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Riley Meredith

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Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/australia-in-new-zealand-2020-21-1233965/new-zealand-vs-australia-3rd-t20i-1233973/match-report