28 Sep 2009

Champions Trophy all over for Ryder

8:29 am on 28 September 2009

The New Zealand opening batsman Jesse Ryder has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy one day cricket tournament in South Africa after aggravating an old injury during the Black Caps win this morning over Sri Lanka.

Ryder tore an abductor muscle and had to bat with a runner for most of his top-scoring innings of 74 in Johannesburg last night, and team management have asked the ICC for permission to bring in Aaron Redmond as a replacement.

The Black Caps kept alive their hopes of making the semi-finals witrh a 38-run win over Sri Lanka in their second group match, scoring 315 for 7, and dismissing Sri Lanka for 277.

Their last group match is a day-night match against England tomorrow night.