Jesse Ryder shows off bowling skills for Otago
Jesse Ryder celebrated his recall to the New Zealand team with an impressive day for Otago, but not with the bat.
The powerful batsman showed off his bowling skills in Dunedin today, taking 3-32 as Otago bowled Central Districts out for 255 on day one of their Plunket Shield match.
Ryder got through 11 overs and his tricky medium pacers removed CD opener Ben Smith (27), Carl Cachopa (12) and Tarun Nethula (24).
Southland's Jacob Duffy also took three wickets.
CD were in trouble at University Oval at 67-3, but things went from bad to worse as the side capitulated to be 76-6. But Kruger van Wyk (91), Roald Badenhorst (17), Nethula, Adam Milne (7) and No 11 Ajaz Patel (15) all chipped in to get the visitors through to 255.
Otago had just nine overs to negotiate, but lost opener Aaron Redmond and Michael Bracewell on the verge of stumps and will resume tomorrow on 30-2.
Otago v Central Districts University Oval, Dunedin
CENTRAL DISTRICTS J How c McMillan b Duffy 17
B Smith c de Boorder b Ryder 27
C Cachopa b Ryder 12
W Young c de Boorder b Neesham 9
K Noema-Barnett c de Boorder b Duffy 0
P Trego b McMillan 0
K van Wyk c Neesham b Duffy 91
R Badenhorst lbw Wells 17
T Nethula lbw Ryder 24
A Milne c Craig b Wells 7
A Patel not out 15
Extras (12b, 9lb, 13wd, 2nb) 36
Total (all out, 86.4 overs) 255
Fall of wickets: 32, 58, 67, 76, 76, 76, 159, 205, 218, 255
Bowling: J McMillan 13-5-20-1, J Duffy 19.4-4-50-3 (1wd), J Neesham 23-5-66-1 (2wd), S Wells 18-10-46-2 (1wd, 1nb), J Ryder 11-4-32-3 (1wd, 1nb), M Craig 2-0-20-0.
OTAGO A Redmond c van Wyk b Trego 5
N Broom not out 20
M Bracewell lbw Badenhorst 4
J Ryder not out 0
Extras (1lb) 1 Total (for two wickets, 8.3 overs) 30
Fall of wickets: 6, 30 Bowling: P Trego 4-1-14-1, A Milne 4-1-15-0, R Badenhorst 0.3-0-0-1.
Otago won the toss and elected to bowl.