Devon Conway scored 200 in New Zealand’s 378 inning in the first inning.© AFP
New Zealand’s first-ever pelota player Devon Conway became the first pelota player to achieve a double century when he debuted in England on Thursday when they finished their first entry in New Zealand’s first test against the Lord’s on Thursday. Conway broke the 25-year-old record of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday to become the top scorer to make his debut at Lord’s. Conway overtook Ganguly’s 131 to finish 136th at the end of Day 1. The left added 64 more races to tonight’s result and New Zealand’s first entry of 378 was the last man.
He was the first pelota player to win a double-century test that debuted in England
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Conway also became New Zealand’s second batter after Matthew Sinclair and was seventh in Test history when he debuted a double percent. Sinclar scored 214 against the West Indies in 1999 when he made his debut in Wellington.
With this entry, Conway registered his name with the Lord’s Honorary Committee. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who scored a hundred points in 2015, already has his name on the honor roll and Conway revealed what the captain achieved after another New Zealander recorded his name among some of the game’s greats.
“When we got to the Lord’s house a few days ago we walked into the locker room and had a chance to see the Legends and Names on that table of honor,” Conway said Wednesday.
“It’s been fun enough to have a conversation with Kane to ask how it feels to see your name on that board [for Williamson’s hundred at Lord’s in 2015], and the first thing they got when I went up to the locker room was “Now you know what it’s like, brother.” It’s very nice, it’s a great place and I’m grateful my name can go up there, “he added.
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