Devon Conway scored 200 in New Zealand’s first innings rating of 378.© AFP
New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway grew to become the primary batsman to attain a double century on debut in England when he completed on 200 in New Zealand’s first innings of the primary Check in opposition to at Lord’s on Thursday. Conway had on Wednesday damaged former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s 25-year-old document by turning into the very best scorer on debut at Lord’s. Conway surpassed Ganguly’s 131 to complete 136 not out on the finish of Day 1. The left-hander added 64 extra runs to his in a single day rating and was the final man out in New Zealand’s first innings of 378.
The primary batsman to attain a Check double-century on debut in England
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Conway additionally grew to become the second New Zealand batsman after Matthew Sinclair and seventh in Check historical past to make a double hundred on debut. Sinclar had made 214 in opposition to the West Indies on his debut in Wellington in 1999.
With this innings, Conway registered his identify on the honour’s board at Lord’s. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who scored 100 on the venue in 2015, already has his identify on the honour’s board and Conway revealed what the captain stated after one other New Zealander received his identify etched amongst a few of the greats of the sport.
“Once we arrived at Lord’s a pair days in the past we walked into the altering room and received the chance to take a look on the all of the legends and the names up on that honours board,” stated Conway on Wednesday.
“Humorous sufficient I had a dialog with Kane asking what it feels prefer to see your identify on that board [for Williamson’s hundred at Lord’s in 2015], and the very first thing he stated after I went up into the altering room was ‘Now what it is like, bro’. It is fairly cool, it is an ideal place and I am grateful my identify can go up there,” he added.
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