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.
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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