The first Test match between England and New Zealand is underway right now and what a game it has turned out to be. New Zealand scored 378 runs in their first innings, all thanks to debutant Devon Conway.
The 29-year-old played the first game of his career and he has left his mark on the field. He scored a phenomenal 200 runs for the team and aided the team to survive an embarrassing first innings score.
Following his beautiful innings, Conway became the first player to ever score a double-century in England. And he did it with a bang! Showing off his power to hit a breathtaking six to reach his double-century. The first-ever opener to do so in his debut match
List of records Devon Conway broke in his debut Test match
Today is the day that will go down in the history books. Conway’s innings against England will forever be remembered as arguably the best debut in England for a Test cricketer. That being said, here is the list of records that Conway broke following his debut Test match:
- Seventh player to score a double-century on Test debut
- Second New Zealand player to score a double-century on Test debut
- First player to score in and against England on Test debut
- Scored more than 50% of runs for his team on Test debut
- Second highest score on a Test debut for an opener
- Second visiting opener to score a double-century at Lord’s
The above-mentioned list just proved what an excellent debut match the 29-year-old had. If he can continue to play at this level, he will surely become a valuable asset for the New Zealand cricket team.
Moreover, with the World Test Championship final coming closer, the Kiwis can use this spark to possibly get an upper hand over team India.
That’s in the future, for today, Devon Conway will certainly remember his 200 off 347 balls innings before going to bed. What were your thoughts on his debut? Let us know in the comments section down below.