New Zealand’s Devon Conway Makes 200 on Debut Before Rory Burns Leads England Fightback

Devon Conway grew to become solely the second New Zealander to make a double century on Test debut earlier than England fought again via Rory Burns and Joe Root within the first Test at Lord’s.

At stumps, England had been 111 for two in response to New Zealand’s 378 all out, trailing by 267. Burns (59) and Root (52) performed out a wicketless closing session.

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Conway was final man out for New Zealand, narrowly lacking out on changing into the very first batsman within the 144-year historical past of Test cricket to hold their bat of their first knock within the format. He was run out to an in depth name, ending a keep of greater than nine-and-a-half hours.

New Zealand’s pacers appeared to hold ahead the momentum and lowered England to 25 for two by tea. Tall paceman Kyle Jamieson had Dom Sibley lbw for a duck with a ball that straightened to hit the opener on the again pad, the choice upheld on ‘umpire’s name’ after a evaluate.

But there was no room for doubt when Zak Crawley was caught behind off Tim Southee for 2. Crawley drove away from the physique and paid the value. It left England in bother however Burns and Root steadied the ship.

The partnership was price 93 when stumps had been drawn. Burns went previous his half-century whereas Root approached his. Both fought off correct bowling – even a brief ball assault from Neil Wagner – however didn’t go into their shells.

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The day, although, belonged to Conway.

Conway was solely the seventh batsman to make a double hundred on Test debut.

He confronted 347 balls, with 22 fours and went to 200 in model when he hooked quick bowler Mark Wood for the one six of his innings.

New Zealand No 11 Neil Wagner, additionally born in South Africa, made 25 not out off 21 balls that included an excellent straight six off Stuart Broad throughout an entertaining last-wicket stand of 40.

Sussex paceman Ollie Robinson, like Conway making his Test debut, led England’s assault with 4 wickets for 75 runs in 28 overs.

New Zealand resumed on 246-3, with Conway 136 not out after Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson had received the toss.

But they misplaced 4 wickets for simply six runs as they slumped from 288-3 to 294-7.

Conway shared a fourth-wicket stand of 174 with Henry Nicholls earlier than his fellow left-hander was caught holed out to lengthy leg off Wood for 61 by England debutant Ollie Robinson to spark the collapse

It was a welcome second for Robinson, who discovered himself having to apologise after play on Wednesday when racist and sexist tweets he had first posted as an adolescent had been revealed once more.

Wood then eliminated BJ Watling for only one, with assistance from a pointy slip catch by Sibley.

Fellow seamer Robinson, who took two wickets on Wednesday, then had Colin de Grandhomme lbw for nought on evaluate, with Mitchell Santner additionally out for a duck when he chipped Wood to mid-off.

Robinson, nevertheless, was disadvantaged of a spot on the Lord’s honours board when Broad dropped Southee at mid-off to disclaim him a fifth wicket.

(With AFP inputs)

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