Kane Williamson scored a fine century on day one of the first Test against India in Auckland but came off the park feeling it was a shame he had been unable to bat through until the close of play.
New Zealand were reduced to 30 for three early on by India, who won the toss and chose to bowl, but Wililamson, who made 113 in 172 balls, helped add 221 for the fourth wicket with Brendon McCullum.
McCullum ended the day unbeaten on 143 after Williamson was caught by MS Dhoni off Zaheer Khan in the 69th over of the day.
Yet Williamson, who scored a half-century each time he batted in the recent five-match ODI series, was not entirely happy after play had ended with the Black Caps on 329 for four.
"It's always nice to get a hundred but relief sort of wouldn't be the feeling," he said.
"Like I said, it's been nice contributing to team wins previously and whether it is a hundred or not - it's always nice when it is, but sometimes situations dictate what happens.
"It's great but I wanted to keep batting so it's not a hundred then done, so it's a shame not to still be out there with Brendon (McCullum)."
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