ENG vs NZ: Devon Conway breaks 125-year-old record (PC-AFP)
New Zealand’s left-handed batsman Devon Conway has broken many records in his debut Test itself. On the second day of the Lord’s Test, he broke Ranjit Singh’s 125-year-old record.
New Delhi. It is often said that records are meant to be broken as soon as they are made. Something similar happened at the historic Lord’s ground in England. New Zealand’s left-handed batsman Devon Conway crossed the 150-run mark after a brilliant century. As soon as Conway reached 156, he broke a record that had remained intact for the last 125 years. Actually Devon Conway has broken the record of Ranjit Singh ji, who scored 154 runs while playing the debut test in England in the year 1896. Ranjit Singh ji was definitely an Indian but he made his debut for England because cricket was not played in India at that time.
Let us tell you that Devon Conway has beaten many legends in his century innings. Conway, who played the biggest innings in the debut Test in England, surpassed Ranjit Singh, WG Grace (152) Peter May (138), Sourav Ganguly (131).
Conway’s amazing innings at Lord’s
Devon Conway played a wonderful innings at Lord’s on which players like New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and veteran batsman Ross Taylor failed. Conway showed great confidence and faced bowlers like Anderson, Broad and Mark Wood. Devon Conway’s innings showed stagnation as well as aggression. Conway completed his 50 runs in 91 balls. After this he completed a century in 163 balls. He played a total of 258 balls to reach 150 runs.Yuzvendra Chahal’s wife did such a dance wearing a sari, fans went crazy- VIDEO
Conway made important partnerships
Devon Conway shared a 174-run partnership with Henry Nicholls during his century. Together they played 357 balls. Nicholls scored 61 runs in 175 balls, while Conway contributed 109 runs in this partnership. Apart from this, he added 58 runs in 97 balls with Tom Latham.