Debutant Devon Conway has impressed all in his first Test match by scoring a century at the iconic Lord’s. With a century, Conway also became the 10th New Zealand batsman to smash a ton in debut Test innings. Despite the failure from big guns like Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson, Devon Conway’s unbeaten hundred has put his team in a comfortable position. Last New Zealand batsman before Devon Conway to smash a century in debut Test innings in away condition was skipper Kane Williamson.
Milestone of Devon Conway’s maiden Test century on debut
26: Devon Conway has become 26th batsman overall to smash a Test century in debut innings in an away (or) neutral venue.
10: Conway has also become 10th New Zealand player to smash a century in debut Test innings.
New Zealand batsman to score Test century in debut innings:
Jackie Mills vs Eng, 1930
Bruce Taylor vs Ind, 1965
Rodney Redmond vs Pak, 1973
Matthew Sinclair vs WI, 1999
Lou Vincent vs Aus, 2001
Scott Styris vs WI, 2002
Kane Williamson vs Ind, 2010
Hamish Rutherford vs Eng, 2013
Tom Blundell vs WI, 2017
Devon Conway vs Eng, 2021
17: Devon Conway has become 17th player to smash century in debut Test innings against England. Only 3 out of 17 players smashed that debut innings century in England venue itself.
3: Devon Conway has become only the 3rd visiting player to score Test century at Lord’s on debut.
Visiting players to score Test century at Lords in debut:
Harry Graham(Aus) in July, 1893
Sourav Ganguly(Ind) in June, 1996
Devon Conway(NZ) in June, 2021