44 Overs To Decide Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Persistent rain has reduced the deciding fifth One Day International between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane to a 22 overs per side affair.

Australia hold the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and looked set to retain it as rain prevented any play before it finally eased up at the Gabba.

Michael Clarke was ruled out though injury and Australia handed a debut to Peter Siddle while New Zealand, who won the toss and chose to bowl first, gave Brendon Diamanti a debut with Craig Cumming missing out.

The series is level at 2-2

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