Written By: Tushar Das | New Delhi
3 June 2021, Lords, New Zealand’s 29 year old Devon Conway scored a double centry on debut against the England at Lords. Conway scored 200 in 347 balls broke the record of former Indian captain Souav Ganguly’s 25 year old record for scoring the most runs in debut match. He scored 131 at lords itself.
Apart from this Convey also broke the record of former England cricketers Ranjitsinhji and WG Grace. Ranjitsinhji held the record for the highest score by an England debutant in 125 years. He had scored an unbeaten 154 runs against the Australian team in 1896 in Manchester. Conway achieved this milestone on Day 2 of the first England vs New Zealand Test match at Lord’s.
Resuming the day 2 at 136 Conway started positively and went to the 150-run mark in style. But at some point of time he was in bit of trouble tackling the pace attack of England, lead by James Anderson and Stuart Broad. After scoring 200 he got run out by Ollie Robinson.
At the end of day 2 England are 111 for 2 wickets, Root and burns are on crease. England are trailing by 267 runs from New Zealand.