ENG v NZ 2021: Devon Conway breaks Sourav Ganguly's record for highest debut Test score at Lord's

Devon Conway was unbeaten at 136 runs at the stumps on Day 1.

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New Zealand opener Devon Conway has surpassed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly’s record highest Test score on debut at Lord's. 

Opting to bat New Zealand openers Devon Conway, who was on debut, and Tom Latham gave their side a great start and scored 58 runs for the opening partnership. 

However, after the wicket of Tom Latham, the visitors then were in a spot of bother as skipper Kane Williamson and veteran right-handed batsman Ross Taylor both fell cheaply. 

Debutant Devon Conway then steadied the innings for Kane Williamson-led side and notched up an unbeaten 132-run partnership with Henry Nicholls to guide New Zealand to 246/3 at the end of Day 1.

Conway scored 136 runs off 240 deliveries at stumps on Day 1. The left-handed batsman during the course of his innings broke few records including Sourav Ganguly’s record for the highest score by a debutant in a Test at Lord's.

ENG v NZ 2021: Cricket fraternity rejoices as Devon Conway hits a century on Test debut at Lord’s

Sourav Ganguly in 1996 had scored 131 off 301 balls to become only the third player after Harry Graham and John Hampshire to hit a century on Test debut at the Lord's.

Conway surpassed Ganguly when the southpaw crossed the 131-run mark in the 83rd over of New Zealand's innings and created a new record for the highest score by a debutant at Lord's.

Batsmen to have scored Test debut hundred at Lord's:

Harry Graham- 107 AUS v ENG 1893

John Hampshire- 107 ENG v WIS 1969

Sourav Ganguly- 131 IND v ENG 1996

Sir Andrew Strauss- 112 ENG v NZ 2004

Matt Prior 126*- ENG v WIS 2007

Devon Conway 136*- NZ v ENG 2021


By Ankitjit Singh - 03 Jun, 2021

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