Sunday 27 November 2011 

Jesse Ryder Equals Six-Hitting Record

Jesse Ryder Equals Six-Hitting Record
Jesse Ryder Equals Six-Hitting Record
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Jesse Ryder hit 16 sixes to equal the record of maximums hit in one innings before the touring New Zealanders drew their four-day match against Australia A.

Ryder took advantage of short boundaries at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane to hammer 175 in just 137 balls, also hitting 11 fours as New Zealand closed their second innings on 467 for six.

Captain Ross Taylor (138), Dean Brownlie (53 not out) and Martin Guptill (47) also made handy contributions as Australia A captain George Bailey called upon nine of his players to have a bowl.

Batsmen dominated the game throughout after New Zealand were bowled out for 423 and Australia A replied with 395.

Brendon McCullum hit 146, Doug Bracewell 73 not out and Taylor 57 in the Black Caps' first batting effort as James Pattinson returned four for 96.

In reply, Ed Cowan scored 145, David Warner 65 and wicket-keeper Matthew Wade 53 as Bracewell turned in a fine all-round performance with a haul of four for 87.

New Zealand were then 126 for three when Ryder came to the crease to begin his boundary-hitting blitz as he and Taylor added 160 for the fourth wicket.

New Zealand take on Australia in the first Test from 1st December at the Gabba.

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