1st Test ENG vs NZ Live: Hospitality is great and England is indeed serving New Zealand- the visitors with outpouring warmth this time at Lord’s during the ongoing first Test match between the two sides. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, New Zealand encashed well as they started off with a solid opening partnership.
The openers- Tom Latham and the debutant Devon Conway wove a 58-run opening stand before Latham returned to the pavilion. Thereafter, with a trail of toppling New Zealand wickets, Conway shouldered a major responsibility and provided the much-needed stability to the jolted New Zealand side.
The prolific left-handed opener came as a torchbearer and rescued New Zealand from sinking in the bog with a scintillating ton. Soon after losing the opener, the senior players- Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor also stumbled in quick successions.
As the debutant smashed a ton right on his test debut at the Lord’s, he charted the following records:
The ongoing two-match red-ball clash is imperative from the perspective of the Indian side as well. A hawk’s eye is necessary to be watchful of New Zealand’s play, with whom India is to clash in the World Test Championship on June 18 at Southampton.
Besides, it is equally crucial to be observant of the Englishmen who are to lock horns with Team India for a five-match Test series scheduled in the months of August-September.