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Thread: Spirited fightback by Kiwis
11-06-2010, 06:53 PM #1
Spirited fightback by KiwisJesse Ryder marked his return to Test cricket with a defiant century as New Zealand staged a spirited fightback to keep themselves afloat in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
The burly Ryder scored 103 before being dismissed in the last over while debutant Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 87 as the Kiwis clawed their way into the game to reach a comfortable 331 for five at close on the third day, still trailing the hosts by 156 runs.
The visitors were struggling at 137 for four at one stage with the dismissals of Brendon McCullum (65) and Ross Taylor (56) in quick succession but Ryder and Williamson put on a record 194-run fifth wicket partnership to frustrate the Indians....being a human...