Rutherford piles more misery on England

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Updated: March 8, 2013

Hamish Rutherford scored a brilliant debut century for New Zealand leading his team to a 235 run advantage by stumps on the third day of the first Test against England in Dundedin.

Rutherford scored a superb 171, the second highest score by a New Zealander in his first test, to help the hosts reach 402 for seven in reply to England’s 167 when play was stopped about 20 minutes into the third and final session of the day.

Rutherford is the son of former New Zealand captain Ken who enjoyed less success than his son when he made his debut against the West Indies in 1985 making a pair.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who was unbeaten on 45, and Bruce Martin, who had made 17, will resume their promising 32-run partnership on day four.

James Anderson was the pick of the England bowlers with 4/108.

New Zealand 402 for 7 (Rutherford 171, Fulton 55, Anderson 4-108) lead England 167 (Trott 45, Wagner 4-42, Martin 4-43) by 235 runs