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Arrests for assault as Kiwi star Ryder improves

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Battered New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was showing signs of improvement on Friday and gave family the thumbs-up as police charged two men with assaulting the gifted batsman in a savage beating. 

New Zealand's Jesse Ryder leaves the ground after being dismissed for 107 runs against Pakistan, at Eden Park in Auckland, on February 5, 2011. Ryder was showing signs of improvement on Friday and gave family the thumbs-up as police charged two men with assaulting the gifted batsman in a savage beating a day earlier.

Ryder was attacked by a group of men as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch early Thursday, and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he was placed in an induced coma.

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