3rd Test, Day 1: Peter Fulton's century leads New Zealand to 250-1

Fulton made his test debut in 2006 and played 10 tests, with a highest score of 75 and an average of 20, before losing his place in New Zealand's revolving door for test openers. He won a recall for this series, four years after his last test, and cemented his place Friday with an innings of technique and character.

updated: March 22, 2013 11:14 IST
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Auckland: Opening batsman Peter Fulton scored a maiden test century at the age of 34 — seven years after his debut — to guide New Zealand to 250-1 at stumps Friday on the first day of the third cricket test against England.

Fulton carried his bat throughout the day after England won the toss and bowled, reaching 124 not out by stumps in a 171-run, second-wicket partnership with Kane Williamson (83 not out).

Fulton was 41 not out at lunch, after a 79-run opening stand with Hamish Rutherford (37) and he continued through the last two sessions to accumulate runs at a steady pace, putting on 94 runs in the second session with Williamson and 77 in the third.

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