Devon Conway of New Zealand became the 6th cricketer to score a Test century on his debut at Lord’s on Wednesday, breaking former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly’s record. Conway achieved it on the first day of the first Test against England, which is still going on. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 136 to help New Zealand build a strong position on Day 1, finishing on 246 for three. Stay with us know about ENG vs NZ test.
Devon Conway made NZ strong with his Incredible 136 and breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record
Until Conway’s incredible 136 on Wednesday, Ganguly had scored 131 in his Test debut at Lord’s in 1996, which was also the highest score by a debutant at the venue. Conway and Ganguly were both born on July 8th, which is an interesting coincidence.
Conway became only the third non-English batsman to make a century on Test debut at Lord’s with this century. In 1893, Australian batsman Harry Graham made his Test debut against England, scoring 107 runs.
Meanwhile, New Zealand scored 246/3 at stumps in the first Test, with Conway and Henry Nicholls remaining at the crease on 136 and 46 respectively. For the fourth wicket, both batsmen have added 132 runs.
New Zealand batted first and got off to a good start, with openers Tom Latham and Conway dismissing the new ball for 58 runs for the first wicket.
The opening partnership was broken in the 16th over when Ollie Robinson bowled Latham (23), bringing Kane Williamson to the crease for New Zealand.
Williamson, together with debutant Conway, ensured that the visitors did not lose any more wickets before the lunch break, and the score at the break was 85/1.
New Zealand were given a major setback after the lunch break when Williamson (13) was clean bowled by James Anderson in the 26th over of the innings.
After that, Ross Taylor walked out to bat, and he and Conway put up a 28-run partnership for the third wicket. However, Robinson broke the partnership in the 38th over, when he had Taylor (14) ruled leg-before-wicket, bringing New Zealand to 114/3.
England bowlers were kept at bay by Nicholls and Conway
New Zealand’s innings were helped by Nicholls and Conway. The run rate was not as high as it had been in the previous session, but both hitters ensured they went into tea with seven wickets in hand.
During the tea break, debutant Conway scored his century in the 61st over of the innings, sending Robinson for a six.
England bowlers were kept at bay by Nicholls and Conway, and the hosts were unable to take any wickets in the last session of the first innings.