Ryder Century Keeps New Zealand In Touch
India 478 (Sehwag 173, Dravid 104, Vettori 4-118) v
New Zealand 331-5 (Ryder 103, Williamson 87no)
First Test, Ahmedabad, day three
Jesse Ryder made 103 to spearhead New Zealand's charge as they closed day three of the first Test against India in Ahmedabad on 331 for five.
Replying to India's first-innings score of 478, three other batsmen also made half-centuries to keep the tourists in touch.
Ryder made 103 in 205 balls with ten fours and a six, reaching his third Test century before his dismissal, trapped in front by Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, heralded the end of the day's play.
Brendon McCullum (65) and Ross Taylor (56) had put on 104 for the third wicket and after they were dismissed by spinners Pragyan Ojha and Harbhajan Singh respectively, Ryder and Kane Williamson, unbeaten on 87, added 194 for the fifth wicket on a day that was undeniably New Zealand's.
Virender Sehwag (173) and Rahul Dravid (104) both scored centuries to set up India's score on the opening day.
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