Jesse Ryder Smashes 39-Ball Century, Makes Strong Case For New Zealand Selection

Jesse Ryder gave New Zealand cricket some selection headache as he slammed 136 runs from 57 balls for Otago against Ireland in a limited-overs match.

updated: October 23, 2014 11:58 IST
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Wellington: New Zealand's out-of-favour batman Jesse Ryder bludgeoned 136 from 57 balls against Ireland on Thursday to press his case for an international recall.

Ryder punished the Ireland attack when his provincial side Otago took on the visitors in a one-dayer at Lincoln on the South Island.

He belted a century off 39 balls and notched eight sixes and 18 fours before being dismissed as Otago won by three wickets.

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