Ryder and Williamson defy India

Jesse Ryder and Kane Williamson batted like seasoned pros to take New Zealand to a position of safety against India on Day 3 of the first Test.

updated: November 06, 2010 11:21 IST
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Jesse Ryder, playing his first Test in 14 months, and Kane Williamson, playing his first Test, batted with the assurance of gnarled pros to help New Zealand clamber out of trouble to a position where they have an outside chance of a first-innings lead.

The prospect of New Zealand being asked to bat again had loomed large at lunch, after they lost both Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor in the space of six runs when they were less than halfway to the follow-on mark.

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