100 on debut at Lord's! Devon Conway becomes only third non-England player to achieve the record

Devon Conway became the 281st player to play Test cricket for New Zealand after he made his debut against England at Lord's.

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100 on debut at Lord's! Devon Conway becomes only third non-England player to achieve the record
Devon Conway scored a 100 on his Test debut against England at Lord's | Photo: Blackcaps / ICC


New Zealand batsman Devon Conway just can't stop scoring runs. Irrespective of the format he is playing, irrespective of the country he is playing in, irrespective of the opposition, he is just scoring runs for fun. After making his move from South Africa to New Zealand and making his debut at the age of 29 must not have been easy, however, he is making up for all the lost time.

Currently averaging 59 in 14 T20Is and 75 in three ODIs he has played, the left-hander got to make his debut in the Test format in the first of the two-match series against England. After waiting for three overs to get to face his first ball, Conway toned his usual flamboyance down and just eased his way into the innings.

He played out the first few overs from the James Anderson-Stuart Broad combination and after that, he just looked the part. It didn't look like he was on his debut and just blazed away first to a fifty and then to a maiden hundred at the home of cricket.

Conway's innings helped New Zealand come back after losing a couple of wickets in quick succession as they were now starting to maintain a stronghold on a sunny day and in the conditions helpful for batting.

Conway, by the virtue of this knock, became only the third non-England player to score a century on Test debut at Lord's and sixth overall. Australia's Harry Graham was the first player to score a Test hundred on debut at Lord's followed by England's John Hampshire in 1969 against the West Indies.

After Which, former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly smashed a hundred on his Test debut at the iconic stadium in the drawn 1996 Test. Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior after which achieved the same, with Conway doing it on Wednesday.

New Zealand were 216/3 in 73 overs till the report was published.

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