New Zealand v Ireland, Twenty20 warm-up, Georgetown

Ryder confirms fitness after injury

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April 27, 2010

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New Zealand 187 for 5 (Ryder 64) beat Ireland 147 for 9 (Porterfield 34, McCullum 3-25) by 30 runs
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Jesse Ryder gives it the full treatment, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy, Group B, Johannesburg, September 27, 2009
Jesse Ryder muscled his way to 64 © AFP
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Jesse Ryder confirmed his recovery from the groin injury that forced his withdrawal from the IPL, as he cracked a rapid 64 from 30 balls, including five fours and five sixes, to lift New Zealand to a matchwinning 187 for 5 in their opening Twenty20 warm-up against Ireland at Providence.

After New Zealand won the toss, Ryder opened the batting alongside Rob Nicol, who made 31 from 30 balls in an opening stand of 104. Paul Stirling made the breakthrough by bowling Ryder in the tenth over, but Martin Guptill replaced him with similar bravado at No. 3, and rattled along to 50 from 35 balls.

It wasn't until George Dockrell, the 17-year-old left-arm spinner, entered the attack that Ireland managed to apply a brake to the scoring rate, as he removed Nicol, Scott Styris and Gareth Hopkins in a superb four-over spell of 3 for 24. But Daniel Vettori biffed 18 valuable runs from 12 deliveries to give the total a late lift.

In a valuable pointer as to the conditions that can be expected at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, spin continued to play a major role when New Zealand's turn came to bowl, with Nathan McCullum taking the new ball and striking in his first over as Stirling was bowled for a duck.

McCullum added two more wickets in his spell - Niall O'Brien for 12 and Gary Wilson for 31 - both stumped by Hopkins - as Ireland's hopes of victory evaporated. Trent Johnston smacked two sixes in a 12-ball 16 before becoming Hopkins' third stumping of the innings, this time off Styris, while Kevin O'Brien was run out for 28 from 19 balls.

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Posted by StevieS on (April 28, 2010, 17:15 GMT)

Moazam Ali Rashid "his body language is poor,he looks as if he does not wants to play and does not gives his 100%,he has lithargic look,very slow", sort of like Inzamam-ul-Haq? I would also say that he has the potential to be as good as Inzy.

Posted by   on (April 28, 2010, 14:00 GMT)

i am not convinced by ryder as a player.his body language is poor,he looks as if he does not wants to play and does not gives his 100%,he has lithargic look,very slow,has a very bad impression on the Black Caps something you dont expect from them.they need to find some other very good player at least one who is committed,passionate,entusiastic,athalatic and agile.i dont know why they have not selected James Franklin,he is a very good player atleast much better than the likes of Butler,Hopkins,Nicol,Ryder,eliot and broom.He has just scored unbeaten 133 from 121 balls in 40 over county game in england opening the innings and also got a wicket and has also scored 44 not out in a four day game going on,he is also bowling well.New Zealand will win the World Twenty20 with help of ALLAH all mighty.inshALLAH. Moazam Ali from Pakistan

Posted by   on (April 28, 2010, 13:25 GMT)

Yes Faisal they are one of the chokers with South Africa who fails in big stages

Posted by   on (April 28, 2010, 13:23 GMT)

Well lets see NewZealand atleast make a mark in this tournament since they always fail in big stages

Posted by zn264 on (April 28, 2010, 13:06 GMT)

I think NZ has a great chance of winning this world cup! We have an awesome team, go the black caps. Don't think aussie will be too much trouble, as long as our team doesn't get injured. We have played enough T20s now, more than most, so we should blast through most sides. Watch out for the poms, probably the team to beat.

Posted by Kaaaaaaash on (April 28, 2010, 11:56 GMT)

Hmmmm quite surprize element form the newzeland team in that world cup. i think Jessy will be the diffrence.

Posted by prashantbhurke03 on (April 28, 2010, 6:28 GMT)

i DUN SEE AUSTRALIAN PACE QUARTET PLAYING, LEE IS OUT OF RECKONING DUE TO INJURIES, LOT DEPENDS UPON LIKES OF WATSON AND WARNER, TEAM TO BEAT THIS TIME IS THE HOST WEST INDIES, SOME SERIOUS TALENT ON THE SHOW, LIKES OF ADRIAN BARATH, BIG BULLY CHRIS GAYLE, LENDL SIMMONS, BRAVO BRO. AND BEAST.... POLLARD.... CG SHOULD USE HIM LIKE SRT DID IN IPL...LIL CAMEO BUT CERTAIN CONTRIBUTION.....

Posted by shigri on (April 28, 2010, 6:08 GMT)

Wel done Jesy. I hope Jesy, Taylor, Bond and Vettori make some trade mark for Black Caps. My best wishes with you boys. Don't see the result just put your 100%. May Allah give you success.

Posted by Sams-World-XI on (April 28, 2010, 4:35 GMT)

yeah course aussie are the ones to beat, i mean they didnt just lose to zimbabwe or anything, and they done so well at the previous t20 world cups and all.

Posted by Lakpj on (April 28, 2010, 4:34 GMT)

NZ hv a good slide on paper, bt i dnt think they can win the WC. i can't c any potential favorites in here. 4 or 5 teams have a equal chance, who ever that clicks in the tournament would win.

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