New Zealand constructed on take a look at debutant Devon Conway’s chanceless double-hundred by taking two early England wickets earlier than Rory Burns and Joe Root mounted a restoration on Day 2 of the primary take a look at at Lord’s on Thursday.
Replying to New Zealand’s first-innings complete of 378 that was anchored by Conway’s 347-ball 200, England reached stumps on 111-2 with Burns unbeaten on 59 and Root on 42 not out, their partnership as much as 93.
It was England’s day on the house of cricket, with Root’s staff gaining a foothold within the match after a gap day dominated by the New Zealanders.
But it was additionally one other special occasion for Conway, who resumed on 136 and stayed affected person and composed as wickets fell recurrently on the different finish to finally change into simply the second New Zealand batsman to attain a double hundred on take a look at debut.
He reached the milestone with a pull for six and took his helmet off to obtain the acclaim of the 25% capability crowd at Lord’s, the place his title can be on the storied venue’s Honours Board.
Conway did not face one other ball as, within the very subsequent over, he got here up simply wanting the crease as he sprinted again to the non-striker’s finish for a second run. He was the final man out, leaving No. 11 Neil Wagner on 25 not out off 21 balls — doubtlessly worthwhile runs on the finish of the innings.
Conway, a South African-born opener, was given a standing ovation, having made the best rating by a batsman on take a look at debut in England. He broke a 125-year-old report held by former England participant Ok.S. Ranjitsinhji, who scored 154 in Manchester in 1896.
Earlier, the dismissal of Henry Nicholls for 61 triggered the Black Caps’ collapse from 288-3 to 319-8, which included a six-over spell by Mark Wood the place the paceman took three wickets for seven runs.
Ollie Robinson, one other participant making his take a look at debut, had England’s greatest bowling figures of 4-75. After stumps on Wednesday, the paceman was near tears as he apologized for a string of sexist and racist messages that he posted on Twitter from 2012-14 and which resurfaced over social media whereas the sport was being performed.
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