Devon Conway Scripts History Knocking Double Ton On Debut


With his scintillating double hundred against England, New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway has set the world record and also broken former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s 25-year-old record.

Conway achieved the feat on the opening day of the ongoing first Test at Lord’s after New Zealand lost nine wickets.

With Neil Wagner providing able support, Conway finally reached the landmark with a massive six-over fine leg.

Resuming on 136* on Day 2, Conway batted beautifully to convert his score to a double-century. The stylish opener, however, ran himself out soon after on 200.

The South African-born 29-year-old carried on his record-breaking spree on Day 2, even as wickets fell at the other end.

When he went past 154, he broke a 125-year-old record held by the legendary KS Ranjitsinhji for the highest score by a batsman on Test debut in England.

He reached his double century with a hooked six. He was eventually run out for 200 off 347 balls, with New Zealand putting up 378.

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