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'That's what dreams are made of': Twitter reactions to Devon Conway's record-breaking 200 on Test debut

New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway became the first batsman to score a double century on Test debut at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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'That's what dreams are made of': Twitter reactions to Devon Conway's record-breaking 200 on Test debut
Devon Conway's 200 helped New Zealand score 378 runs in the first innings of the first Test against England | Photo: BLACKCAPS
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New Zealand batsman Devon Conway's stars have been constantly rising since his international debut last year and they have only risen, at a faster speed since. South Africa-born Conway's hopes of playing international cricket were down in dumps till 2017 and the left-hander sold his property, car, etc. to start afresh in New Zealand and after scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket, he finally got to play for the Kiwis.

Now, after 11 T20Is and three ODIs, he finally got to make his Test debut, against England, at Lord's and odds have never been tougher. And, the opening batsman replied, stamping his authority all over London. The 29-year didn't look in any discomfort.

Conway, who brought up his century with a stylish flick over square leg hit a six over the same area to bring his maiden double ton. Even though he couldn't stay for long after that as a direct hit from Ollie Pope found him short of the crease but his innings had helped New Zealand get to a strong score of 378 after choosing to bat first.

By the virtue of this innings, Conway broke a slew of records. While he became the first person in history to score a double century at Lord's on Test debut, he has now the highest score for a batman against England on his debut in Test matches surpassing West Indies' George Headley's 176. Conway also became the 7th player to score a double century on his Test debut following Tip Foster's 287, Jacques Rudolph's 222*, Lawrence Rowe's 214, Matthew Sinclair's 214, Kyle Mayers' 210* and Brendon Kuruppu's 201*.

From Mohammad Kaif to Ian Bishop to Faf du Plessis, Conway had plenty of praises waiting for him. Here are some of the reactions:

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