New Zealand rookie and opening batsman Devon Conway broke several records, some dating back to the 19th century, during the opening innings of the First Test against England. It is currently moving ahead with the New Zealand tail, approaching a double century.
The 29-year-old South African continued his record-breaking spree on Day 2, even as terrain fell at the other end. When he passed 154, he broke a 125-year record held by the legendary KS Ranjitsinhji for the highest score by a batsman in the test’s debut in England.
Highest scores on his England debut:
Devon Conway (186 *, still hitting)
KS Ranjitsinhji (154 * against Aus, 1896)
and WG Grace (152 vs Aus, 1880)
What an accomplishment for Devon Conway. A few years ago he made the decision to go play cricket in New Zealand, and that decision paid off today.
– Albie Morkel (@albiemorkel) June 2, 2021
The highest score for a New Zealand player in Lord’s
206 by Martin Donnelly
Devon Conway (186 *, still batting).
175 by Bevan Congdon in 1973
The highest scores of the newcomers in the home tests
287 – Tip Foster (ENG) in Sydney, 1903
222 * – Jacques Rudolph (RSA) on Chattogram, 2003
210 * – Kyle Mayers (WI) on Chattogram, 2021
(186 *, still batting) – Devon Conway (NZ) in London, 2021
168 – Fawad Alam (PAK) in Colombo, 2009
Devon Conway now has the second highest score by a New Zealand player at Lord’s. A good drive takes him 178 * ahead of Bevan Congdon’s 175 in 1973. Martin Donnelly’s 206 is the highest. Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport. Score LIVE | https://t.co/4Q5VH4Ha8e #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2HW8Q0GBXJ
– BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 3, 2021
He’s also along the lines of having the highest hitting score by a rookie.
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Conway had already engraved his name on the Lords honor board on the 1st with an undefeated century. He had also broken Sourav Ganguly’s 25-year-old record for the highest score in testing on his Lord’s debut, when he passed 131. The left-handed hitter remained undefeated at 136 when New Zealand finished the first day at 246 for three.
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