1st Test, Day 3: Rutherford debut ton gives New Zealand massive lead over England

The 23-year-old Rutherford batted for five hours and 40 minutes, hit 22 fours and three sixes in an outstanding debut innings.

updated: March 08, 2013 13:51 IST
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Dunedin: Opener Hamish Rutherford made 171 on debut to lead New Zealand to 402-7 and a 235-run first innings lead over England on the third day of the first Test.

Showers early in Friday's final session caused stumps to be called, with the home side in a strong position.

Rutherford became the ninth New Zealander to score a century on Test debut and went on to reach the seventh-highest total by a debuting player for any country.

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