LONDON: Fresh Zealand’s Devon Conway turned moral the seventh batsman in Test cricket’s 144-year historic previous to create a double century on debut with a earn of exactly 200 towards England at Lord’s on Thursday.
The South Africa-born opener’s marathon effort of more than 9-and-a-half hours was as soon as the cornerstone of Fresh Zealand’s first-innings total of 378.
An out-of-this-world efficiency from Devon Conway on debut 🤩#ENGvNZ https://t.co/XSSXKHrlKJ
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Conway was as soon as in ogle of becoming the main player to bat at some stage of their very first Test-match innings.
Nonetheless with simplest remaining man Neil Wagner for company, he was as soon as bustle out after lunch on the 2d day of this two-match sequence, having confronted 347 balls, including 22 fours.
Nonetheless he had easy joined an irregular club, with Mathew Sinclair the finest varied Fresh Zealand batsman to bear made a double century on his Test bow.
Left-hander Conway had already broken the document for the finest innings by a batsman making their career Test debut at Lord’s when, on Wednesday, he surpassed the 131 made by India’s Souray Ganguly in 1996.
Conway’s innings, which ensured a notify on the famed dressing room honours board at the ‘home of cricket’, was as soon as also the 2d most practical by a Fresh Zealand batsman in a Test at Lord’s in the support of Martin Donnelly’s 206 in 1949.
Double tons of on Test debut (earn, batsman, crew, opponent, venue, season):
287 Reginald Foster ENG v AUS Sydney 1903/04
222 no Jacques Rudolph RSA v BAN Chittagong 2002/03
214 Lawrence Rowe WIS v NZL Kingston 1971/72
214 Mathew Sinclair NZL v WIS Wellington 1999/00
210 no Kyle Mayers WIS v BAN Chattogram 2020/21
201 no Brendon Kuruppu SRI v NZL Colombo CCC 1986/87
200 Devon Conway NZL v ENG Lord’s 2021
Test debut hundred at Lord’s (total, crew, opposition, season):
200 Devon Conway NZL v ENG 2021
131 Sourav Ganguly IND v ENG 1996
126 no Matt Prior ENG v WIS 2007
112 Andrew Strauss ENG v NZL 2004
107 Harry Graham AUS v ENG 1893
107 John Hampshire ENG v WIS 1969
Highest scores by a Fresh Zealand batsman in a Test at Lord’s (total, player, season) — England the opposition in all circumstances:
206 Martin Donnelly 1949
200 Devon Conway 2021
175 Bevan Congdon 1973
142 Martin Crowe 1994
132 Kane Williamson 2015
123 Geoff Howarth 1978
120 Stewie Dempster 1931
106 Martin Crowe 1986