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Rutherford puts Kiwis on top against England

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A superb 171 on debut from Hamish Rutherford steered New Zealand to a commanding first innings lead over England on the third day of the opening Test at University Oval on Friday. 

New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford (R) bats with England's keeper Matt Prior during day three of their first cricket Test match, played at the University Oval park in Dunedin, on March 8, 2013. Play was later abandoned for the day due to rain.

Rutherford, 23, posted the seventh highest debut in Test history as he carved up the England attack, exceeding the tourists' total of 167 single handedly as New Zealand opened up a 235 innings lead.

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