Wellington v Canterbury, HRV Cup, Wellington November 9, 2012

Ryder assault razes Canterbury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jesse Ryder smashed an unbeaten 57-ball 90 to help Wellington overhaul Canterbury's total with six wickets in hand in their opening match of the HRV Cup in Wellington. Ryder continued his golden run on his return to cricket with another match-winning hand after his twin centuries in a Plunket Shield match last month. Ryder has now scored 381 runs in three innings and has been out only once this season.

Opening the batting in the Twenty20 format, Ryder launched into attack and was the dominant partner in the first-wicket stand worth 48. Canterbury pacer Ben Laughlin removed Michael Pollard, who had only scored 10 off 14 balls in the opening partnership, and had Michael Papps off the next ball to revive Canterbury briefly. But Ryder continued the onslaught, hitting five sixes and six boundaries, to canter to the target in 17 overs.

Canterbury, who had chosen to bat, had raced past 100 with only one wicket down and were set for a strong total even when they lost their captain Peter Fulton in the 15th over - the second wicket to fall with the score on 113. But only 34 runs came off the last 34 balls as Shaun Tait and Grant Elliot ripped through the middle order with two wickets each and limit Canterbury to 147. Opening batsman Bradley Cachopa stayed unbeaten on 67.

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  • Garry on November 11, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    TNAmarkFromIndia yep if I owned a IPL team I would be keeping a close eye on Ryder, if his head is in the right space he can be as good as anyone playing today.

  • Faisal on November 10, 2012, 9:37 GMT

    This Crazy Guy should be in the team at any way...........

  • Kevin on November 9, 2012, 19:55 GMT

    If NZ domestic cricket is of such a low standard, why is everyone making such a song and dance about Ryder's results? However I agree that he would probably be better than some of the players in the NZ side at present, such as Nicolls and Latham, no disrespect to those two.

  • Dummy4 on November 9, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    He will make his comeback in March. It's nothing to do with the selectors not selecting him. Jesse is making himself unavailable until then and it's better that way. There's so many myths and misinfomation surrounding Jesse it's annoying tbh.

  • Himanshu on November 9, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    Pune Warriors must feel pretty stupid for releasing him now.

  • Ryan on November 9, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Just thought I'd add that his past three innings read 90*, 174 and 117*. This doesn't include those hundreds he got in the warm up game

  • Ryan on November 9, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    Please tell me he will be going to South Africa. We are just so rubbish I cannot comprehend how a guy this good is not in the team. Jesse Ryder is my favourite player and I want to see him playing for New Zealand. Ross Taylor is the best batsman in the team at the moment, but we all know Ryder is the best when he is there.

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