Devon Conway became the first batsman to score a double hundred on Test debut in England. New Zealand and England are currently playing two-match Test series, of which, the first game is underway at the Lord’s.
In the first innings of the match, New Zealand scored 378 runs in 122.4 overs after deciding to bat first. For them, debutant Devon Conway smashed a brilliant double century. He scored 200 runs off 347 balls with the help of 22 fours and a six. He was the last Kiwi batsman to get out in the innings.
Apart from him, only Henry Nicholls scored over 50 runs. Nicholls played a vital knock of 61 runs off 175 balls, including 4 fours. For England, debutant Ollie Robinson picked 4 wickets for 75 runs in 28 overs.
Records and milestones achieved by Devon Conway:
1.Devon Conway became the first batsman to score a double hundred on Test debut in England. Before him, the highest score in this regard was registered by Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, who scored 154* runs while playing for England against Australia in 1896.
2. The Kiwi opener also became the first player to score a double ton on Test debut against England. The second-highest score after him is of West Indies cricketer George Headley, who played a 176-run knock in 1930.
3. Overall, Conway is the seventh player to hit a double century in his first-ever match.
4. Among the Test debutants for New Zealand, Conway is only the second to hit a double hundred, and he also registered the second-highest score in the tally. Before him, Mathew Sinclair achieved the milestone against West Indies in 1999. He scored 214 runs on his Test debut.
5. Among the players who opened the innings on their Test debut, Conway became only the second player to hit a double ton. Before him, Brendon Kuruppu of Sri Lanka scored 201* on debut as an opener against New Zealand.
6. Devon Conway completed his century on the first day of this match. He became the only player to complete Test century in a Lord’s Test on the very first day of his Test career.
7. Among the players who made their debut in the 21st century, Devon Conway is the first cricketer to register a double ton in the first innings (among all four innings) of the Test match.