Devon Conway creates batting record on Day 1 of the first Test against England:
On Wednesday, Devon Conway creates batting record on Day 1 of the first Test against England. Devon Conway scored century while on the opening day of Test match against England at Lord’s cricket stadium.
New Zealand batsman Devon Conway smashed an unbeaten hundred on the opening day of the first Test against England played at Lord’s Cricket Ground. He smashed unbeaten 136 runs and finished the day at 246 for 3.
Sourav Ganguly was the last visiting player who scored a debut century at Lord’s cricket stadium. He has broken the record of Sourav Ganguly at this venue. Sourav Ganguly smashed 131 runs on his test debut at the same venue in 1996 and it was the highest score by debutant at Lord’s Cricket Stadium.
It is interesting that Sourav Ganguly and Devon Conway shares birthday of July 8
The left- handed batsman is now sixth cricketer to smash century in his debut at Lord’s Cricket Stadium.
After scoring the century, Conway became only the third non-English batsman, who scored a century on Test debut at Lord’s cricket stadium. In 1983, Australian batsman Harry Graham smashed 107 while playing against England on his Test debut.
New Zealand Captain opted to bat first. Opener, Tom Latham was out after scoring 23 runs in the opening session. Captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were not able to contribute much as they scored only 13 and 14 runs respectively. Conway took the charge as he was unbeaten for 136.
Partnership of Henry Nicholls (46 not out) and Devon Conway gave the vital contribution of 132-runs.
“The job’s not done, but I’m very happy,” Conway told Sky Sports after the match. “I had a conversation with Kane a couple of days ago and asked him what it feels like to go on that honors board.”
“The first thing he said to me was, ‘Now you’re on it, boy’.
“Just getting a test debut and the chance to play at this level was not something I’d thought about – very special feeling,” he added.
Devon Conway creates batting record on Day 1 of the first Test against England and here is the reaction on Twitter
Waking up this morning and seeing Devon Conway went on to score a century on his Test debut at Lord’s last night! Bravo! 👏🏼 #ENGvNZ
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) June 2, 2021
💯 Welcome to the Honours Boards, Devon Conway ✍️
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) June 2, 2021
I told you Devon Conway could play 😉 #ENGvNZ
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 2, 2021
How did we miss Devon Conway !!!!!!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 2, 2021
Devon Conway – First player to score a century at Lord's on the very first day of Test career. #ENGvNZ
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 2, 2021
Debutant opener Devin Conway validates decision to play his ahead of Blundell and Young with sparkling century. New Zealand have turned the match back in their favour with his effort. England need some quick wickets to restore parity
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 2, 2021
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 2, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 2, 2021