Devon Conway (136*) brilliantly anchored New Zealand to 246 for 3 against England on Day 1 of the first match of the series on Wednesday.
Henry Nicholls (46*) and Devon Conway (136*) have taken New Zealand to 246/3 on Day 1. (AP Photo)
- Devon Conway’s century has taken New Zealand to 246/3 at the end of day one
- Conway became just the sixth player to hit a Test century on debut at Lord’s
- Conway and Henry Nicholls (46*) stitched together a 132-run partnership
New Zealand debutant Devon Conway scored a brilliant century on the opening day of the first Test against England on Wednesday, with his unbeaten knock of 136 leading the visitors to 246-3 at stumps.
Henry Nicholls closed the day on 46 not out and was sharing an unbeaten fourth-wicket stand of 132 with Conway, after paceman Ollie Robinson — one of two debutants in the England side — bowled Tom Latham for 23 and trapped Ross Taylor lbw for 14.
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New Zealand won the toss and skipper Kane Williamson elected to bat in bright sunshine at Lord’s, which welcomed back spectators for the first time in nearly two years but limited capacity to 25% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In between, New Zealand captain Williamson chopped onto the stumps for 13 off the bowling of James Anderson, who was making his record-tying 161st test appearance for England.
New Zealand is using the series against England as preparation for the inaugural World Test Championship final against India, also being staged in England from June 18-22.
Lord’s welcomed back international cricket for the first time since an Ashes test between England and Australia in 2019, with the capacity limited to 25% during the pandemic.
It was New Zealand’s first return to the famous ground since losing the Cricket World Cup final there in agonizing fashion to England in July 2019.
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