London: New Zealand batsman Devon Conway has created history in the Lord’s Test against England. This is Conway’s debut Test match, in which he scored a double century in the first innings. After this, he scored 23 runs in the second innings. In this way, Devon Conway scored a total of 223 runs in the first test. With this, Devon Conway became the highest run-scorer as an opener in a Test match.
Before Devon Conway, this record was in the name of Australian batsman Kepler Wessels, who scored 162 and 46 runs (218 runs) in his debut Test against England in 1982. Conway is at the fifth position in terms of scoring the most runs in the debut test. In this list, Lawrence Roe of the West Indies is at the top, who scored a total of 314 runs in the match against Australia in the year 1972.
Batting after winning the toss in the match, New Zealand scored 378 runs in the first innings. Devon Conway scored 200 runs with the help of 24 boundaries, while Henry Nicholls scored 61 runs. In reply, England were all out for just 275 runs. Although Rory Burns played an innings of 132 runs, but could not give the team the lead.
With this, New Zealand had a lead of 103 runs on the basis of the first innings. Team Saudi took 6 victims for 43 runs. Apart from him, Jamieson took 3 wickets in his name.
By the end of the fourth day, New Zealand scored 62 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. The visiting team currently has a lead of 165 runs. Now only one day’s game is left. In such a situation, the match seems to be going towards a draw.
Devon Conway’s Test career began at the age of 29, which can be said to be a bit late, but Conway, who started his international career last year by playing T20 at the age of 28, has shown that he has the power. He has scored 225 runs in 3 ODIs at an average of 75.00 and in 14 T20Is he has scored 473 runs at an average of 59.12. It has 4 fifties. This effect got him a chance in the Test.