7 Nov 2010

Ryder hits third Test century

1:26 am on 7 November 2010

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder struck a remarkable 103 and shared a 194-run partnership with debutant Kane Williamson as the Black Caps defied world number one India on the third day of the first Test.

Ryder struck 10 fours and a six in his 205-ball knock while Williamson was equally impressive in making 87 not out as New Zealand reached 331 for five at stumps in Ahmedabad.

That left the visitors 156 runs adrift of India's first-innings 487.

Ryder completed his third Test century - all of which have come against India - with a delightful four in the covers but was trapped lbw by Shanthakumaran Sreesanth one ball later in the day's last over.