Devon Conway becomes first batsman to score a double century in England on a debut match

Perfect dream debut for Conway, he becomes only the 7th player to score a double century on Debut.
The 29-year-old Devon Conway became the first player to score a double hundred on debut at lord’s Cricket ground and the second New Zealand batsman to score 200 in his maiden Test innings after Mathew Sinclair who achieved the feat against West Indies in 1999.

New Zealand’s Devon Conway broke many records on his debut, he surpassed many cricketing greats which include Maharaja Ranjitsinhji, WG Grace, and Saurabh Ganguly. Maharaja Ranjitsinhji had kept the record of having the highest score as a debutante in England for 125 years as he made 156 against Australia in 1896 at Manchester. WG Grace also had 150 on debut against Australia back in 1880.

He played a brilliant inning displaying his talent and skill on the ground. He holds his wicket at one end while the wickets were falling at the other end. He showed maturity and good techniques throughout the innings that troubled England’s bowler but unfortunately, he lost his wicket in the form of a run-out.

It is the highest score in the debut innings to be dismissed run-out in Tests. No other player has scored a century in the debut Test innings while dismissed run-out. He scored 200 off 347 balls with 22 fours and 1 six which helped New Zealand to put a score of 378 onboard in their 1st innings.

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