Eng vs NZ, 1st Test: Devon Conway break Sourav Ganguly’s record; sends warning to Team India with impressive century ahead of WTC Final- New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway hit a sublime century on debut in the first Test against England on Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
In the process, he went on to break a record in possession of former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly. Conway remained unbeaten on Day 1 finishing at 136. However, as he reached 131, the Kiwi equalled Sourav Ganguly’s 131 in 1996 for the highest score on Test debut at Lord’s.
Devon Conway passes Sourav Ganguly's 131 in 1996 for the highest score on Test debut at Lord's! 👏
Conway and Ganguly also share a birthday of July 8 😲 pic.twitter.com/lPP7hlP0Ff
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Eng vs NZ, 1st Test: At the time of the toss, New Zealand skipper Williamson said: “There’s always a few things to consider here. Looks like a reasonable surface. We’ve gone with Santner and de Grandhomme as two all-round options. It’s been mixed in terms of the weather. The guys have been working really hard. The focus is on this series. We know how strong this England side is. It’s about trying to stick to our plans as best we can.”
On the other hand, England captain Joe Root said: “We would have batted as well but we have an opportunity to make use of some fresh green grass on that wicket. It’s great to have a crowd in – really special for everyone involved. Jack Leach misses out and we’re going to play four-seamers. When you have a player like him, he fills three positions in many ways, but this is a chance for guys to come in and prove they are capable at this level.”
Eng vs NZ, 1st Test: James Bracey and Ollie Robinson are the two players who are making their debut for England in the ongoing first Test against New Zealand.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that pacer Stuart Broad will be the side’s vice-captain for the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
After the two-match Test series against England, New Zealand will lock horns against India in the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC), beginning June 18 at Southampton.