Hamish Rutherford remaining grounded after impressive century
New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford was refusing to get carried away despite his superb century on debut against England.
Last Updated: 08/03/13 8:47pm
Rutherford registered the seventh-highest Test score on debut as he smashed an impressive 171 - with New Zealand going on to open up a lead of 235 runs.
Rutherford's knock was also highest score in a debut innings against England - six more than Chris Bannerman's previous record back in the first-ever Test match in 1877.
However the 23-year-old, whose score provided the backbone to New Zealand's 402-7, was keeping his feet on the ground.
Rutherford told Sky Sports: "You just do exactly what you do in first-class cricket. That was the plan in Queenstown last week.
"It's tougher in this game with (Steve) Finn and (James) Anderson bowling."
Rutherford kept his celebrations low key after passing his hundred.
He added: "You are out there to do a job and the job is to score runs. The first hundred is very special."
Despite being the star in Dunedin, he was disappointed to get out - with Anderson finally ending his stay at the crease.
Rutherford added: "I wanted to be there for half an hour after the lunch break and then go from there. I don't really like getting out."