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Preview: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the final of the T20 tri-series in Auckland on Wednesday.
"It looks a good surface," Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson said.
"Last time batting first we did okay, so hopefully we can get the runs on the board and defend them."
Australia are heavy favourites after comfortably winning all four of their matches in the series, including a world record run chase of 245 against New Zealand last Friday.
Victory in the final would see them become the world's top-ranked T20 team.
In contrast, New Zealand have won only one match on the way to the decider, qualifying because they finished the round-robin matches with a better run rate than England.
The match is being played on the same batter-friendly wicket used last Friday, which combined with Eden Park's notoriously short boundaries, promises another run-fest.
Australian captain David Warner said he was happy to bowl first as his side had proved its prowess when chasing.
"The way we're playing that's probably working in our favour at the moment," he said.
"It's a tiny ground but at the end of the day you've got to adapt and take wickets up front, that's the key in the first six (overs)."
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
Australia: David Warner (C), D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake.
Umpires: Wayne Knights (New Zealand), Chris Brown (New Zealand)
TV umpire: Shaun Haig (New Zealand)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (India)
With AFP inputs
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The 29-year-old opener had launched his Test career with a stunning 200 on debut in the first of this two-match series at Lord's last week.
England, who have not lost a home red-ball series since 2014, were 170-3 in 70 overs when a draw was agreed to leave this two-match contest all square ahead of next week's second Test at Edgbaston.
Left-handed opener Burns hit 16 fours and one six before he was last man out, caught behind off Southee for 132, as the home team was bowled out for 275.