Eng vs NZ – 1st Test: Devon Conway’s Dream Debut at the Lord’s


Devon Conway played an extraordinary inning, scoring 200 off 347 balls on his debut match against England. Conway’s crucial runs helped New Zealand to get a score of 378 in their first innings.

Conway completed his double ton with a six. He was unfortunately dismissed by a runout. Conway broke several records at Lord’s after his powerful performance. 

The left-hander broke the record for the highest innings by a batsman on his test debut at Lord’s, after surpassing Sourav Ganguly’s 131 run innings in 1996. Conway became only the seventh batsman to score a double century on his test debut in men’s cricket. 


Conway made the second-highest total by a New Zealander on his debut, and the highest total by any New Zealander for his debut at Lord’s. 

This was undoubtedly Conway’s dream debut as he had to sell his house and his car and emigrate to another country to find the opportunity he was looking for. Conway is a South African, he played cricket back in South Africa but his talent was not recognized there. The black caps gave Conway the opportunity which in turn changed his life in the world of cricket. 

In an interview, Conway said, “The thought of scoring a century never crossed my mind, making a test debut and playing at this level was all that I thought about.”

“When we arrived at the Lord’s a few days ago, we walked into the dressing room and got the opportunity to have a look at the honors board with all the legend’s name on it.” said Conway. 

“Funny enough I had a conversation with Kane asking what it feels like to see your name on that board (Williamson’s name is present on the board for his century in 2015), and the first thing he said when I went up in the dressing room was ‘Now you know what it’s like, bro.’ It’s pretty cool, it’s a great place and I’m grateful my name can go up there,” Conway added.

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