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England vs New Zealand: Black Caps’ Devon Conway joins elite club after smashing 200 on Test debut

England vs New Zealand: Black Caps’ Devon Conway joins elite membership after smashing 200 on Check debut

London: New Zealand’s Devon Conway grew to become simply the seventh batsman in Check cricket’s 144-year historical past to make a double century on debut with a rating of precisely 200 in opposition to England at Lord’s on Thursday.

The South Africa-born opener’s marathon effort of greater than nine-and-a-half hours was the cornerstone of New Zealand’s first-innings complete of 378.

Conway was in sight of turning into the primary participant to bat all through their very first Check-match innings.

However with solely final man Neil Wagner for firm, he was run out after lunch on the second day of this two-match collection, having confronted 347 balls, together with 22 fours.

New Zealand opener Devon Conway raises his bat after mentioning his double hundred on Check debut. AP

However he had nonetheless joined an unique membership, with Mathew Sinclair the one different New Zealand batsman to have made a double century on his Check bow.

Left-hander Conway had already damaged the report for the best innings by a batsman making their profession Check 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 spot on the famed dressing room honours board on the ‘dwelling of cricket’, was additionally the second highest by a New Zealand batsman in a Check at Lord’s behind Martin Donnelly’s 206 in 1949.

Double tons of on Check debut (rating, batsman, workforce, 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

Check debut hundred at Lord’s (complete, workforce, 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 New Zealand batsman in a Check at Lord’s (complete, participant, 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

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Updated: June 3, 2021 — 5:11 pm

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