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| On Jun 2, 2021 10:48 PM IST

1st Test ENG vs NZ Live: Records tumble as Devon Conway hits a magnificent Hundred on Test Debut at Lord’s

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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.

1st Test ENG vs NZ Live: Conway clinches maiden ton on debut

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.

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Records scripted with Conway’s maiden hundred

As the debutant smashed a ton right on his test debut at the Lord’s, he charted the following records:

  • Scoring a hundred, Conway became the 12th NZ batsman to hit a ton on Test debut.
  • He became the first visiting batsman in 25 years to achieve this feat at Lord’s (3rd overall). The last to achieve this feat was Sourav Ganguly in 1996.
  • With this milestone, he became the 6th batsman to hit a ton on Test debut at Lord’s.
  • Additionally, he became the first player to score a century at Lord’s on the very first day of Test career.
  • Scoring a fifty earlier during the day’s play, he became the first visiting player to score a fifty on Test debut at Lord’s since Rahul Dravid in 1996.

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ENG vs IND: Team India to clash with New Zealand and England in upcoming months

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.

Also read: IND vs NZ: Star Sports Drops A Spine-Chilling WTC Final Promo Video, Watch

Sahil Sethi

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