New Zealand’s opener Devon Conway made a new record with every run in this match with the bat and he continued this trend in the second innings as well.
Devon Conway became the first batsman to score a double century on his Test debut in England. (Photo: AP/PTI)
In the first Test between England and New Zealand being played at Lord’s, only 4 days have been played so far. Out of these four, the third day was completely washed away due to rain. Despite this, many big records in cricket history were broken in just three days of play. New Zealand opener Devon Conway is responsible for most of these records, whose first match in Test cricket is this. After raining records on the first two days of his debut, Conway made a new record on the fourth day as well. Conway broke the record of former veteran batsman Kepler Wessels and made it his name.
After breaking the 25-year-old record of Sourav Ganguly (131) for the highest score in debut at Lord’s on the very first day of a Test match, Cowan scored a brilliant double century on the second day. He became the first batsman to score a double century in a debut match on England soil. During this, he also broke the record set by Maharaja Ranjit Singh ji in 1896. Ranjitsinh ji had scored the highest 154 runs in Test debut on England soil and this record was maintained for 125 years.
Highest run scorer in debut
Even these records did not fill Conway’s mind, so he has made another record in his name. Conway, who came to bat in New Zealand’s second innings on the fourth day of the match, broke another 29-year-old record as soon as he scored just 9 runs.
In fact, Conway had scored 209 runs in both the innings and became the highest run-scorer in the debut Test. He broke the record set by former South African legend Kepler Wessels in 1982. Wessels scored 20 runs in his debut match in 1982.
This African legend started his cricket career while playing for Australia. Then in the Brisbane Test against England, he scored 162 runs in the first innings and 46 runs in the second innings.
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However, Conway could not make a big score in the second innings and fell victim to England’s debutant Olly Robinson by scoring just 23 runs. In this way, Conway scored 223 runs in his debut match and already reached number five in the list of highest run-scorers in the first match. At the top of this list is former West Indies batsman Lawrence Rowe, who scored 314 runs (214, 100 not out) in his debut Test match against New Zealand in 1972.
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