Conway continues his record-setting spree, sets a new world record of aggregate of 223 runs on debut

After 200 in the first innings and 23 in second, Conway accumulated a total of 223 runs in a Test match on debut – a new world record.

Devon Conway, who had scored 200 in the first innings of his debut Test match against hosts England, scored another 23 in the second innings. His returns from this match – an aggregate of 223 runs, a new world record.

He left behind Kepler Wessels, who had aggregated 208 runs. Debuting for Australia, he made a solid matching winning 162 in the first inning and contributed 46 runs in the second innings. He debuted in Test in 1982 against England. Australia won that match by 7 wickets.

Devon Conway continued stamping his authority in Lord’s. He went past Sourav Ganguly and Ranjitsinjhi’s records, writing his name in record books for the first debutant to score a double ton in England on Day 1 and Day 2 respectively. Conway after scoring 23 in the second innings on Day 4, broke Kepler Wessels’ world record for the most runs an opener on Test debut, a record which was held by Wessels for 39 years.

Conway also became the first player to score a double century on debut in England. Conway is fifth on the list of most runs scored in a debut Test. The record is held by West Indies’ Lawrence Row, who had scored 314 runs against Australia in 1972.

Conway also went past Matthew Sinclair to register most runs by a New Zealand cricketer on debut. Sinclair had scored 214, only one inning, against West Indies in 1999.

The third day of the first Test match was washed out due to rain.

Stats corner

Highest Test scores by New Zealand batsmen in one inning

1. Matthew Sinclair’s 214 – the year 1999
2. Devon Conway’s 200 – the year 2021
3. Hamish Rutherford’s 171 – the year 2010
4. James Neesham’s 137* – the year 2014

Match update

New Zealand (first innings) 378 all-out – Devon Conway 200, Henry Nicholls 61.
Ollie Robinson – 75/4.
England (first innings) 275 all-out – Rory Burns 132, Ollie Robinson 42.
Tim Southee – 43/6.
New Zealand (second innings) 62-2 – Tom Latham 30 batting, Devon Conway 23.
Ollie Robinson – 8/2.

On Day 4: Stumps – New Zealand lead by 165 runs.

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