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England vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Conway hits 136 at Lord’s

England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 1st Test Highlights: New Zealand 246/3 vs England.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 3, 2021 3:11:38 pm
England New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1.

England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 1st Test Highlights: Devon Conway became just the sixth player to hit a test century on debut at Lord’s, with the left-handed opener brilliantly anchoring New Zealand to 246/3 against England on Day 1 of the first match of the series Wednesday. The 29-year-old Conway was unbeaten on 136 to maintain the stunning start to his international career in all formats, making an array of shots, leaving well and showing a compact defense to blunt England’s all-seam attack under blue skies at the home of cricket.

Just before stumps, Conway ran for three to surpass Ganguly’s 131, which stood as the highest ever score by a debutant at Lord’s. He is the 11th New Zealand test debutant to reach three figures.

Match EndedNew Zealand tour of England, 2021 - 1st Test


275 (101.1) u0026 170/3 (70.0)

New Zealand

378 (122.4) u0026 169/6 dec (52.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
England drew with New Zealand

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England New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights:

23:13 (IST)02 Jun 2021

That was a dream start for Devon Conway! Conway and Henry Nicholls safely negotiated the second new ball to seal New Zealand's day. Stumps on day one! Devon Conway passes Sourav Ganguly's 131. A 132-run* stand between Conway and Henry Nicholls helps New Zealand to 246/3

23:04 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Conway passes Sourav Ganguly's 131

Devon Conway passes Sourav Ganguly's 131 in 1996 for the highest score on Test debut at Lord's! Dream Start for Devon Conway across all formats. He is the first NZ player to score a 100 on debut at Lords & is now the highest scorer to get on debut at Lord's surpassing Current Highest

22:11 (IST)02 Jun 2021
100-run partnership

100-run stand for the fourth wicket between Conway and Nicholls. 101 runs from 206 balls so far. Digging in for the team at the Lord's.  England desperate for a wicket. New Zealand are 215/2

21:38 (IST)02 Jun 2021
200 up for NZ

Nicholls rides the bounce and punches it square on the off-side, comes back for the second run, brings up 200 for visitors New Zealand.

21:21 (IST)02 Jun 2021

What a debut for Devon Conway, brings up 100 in style  with a flick of the wrist.His knock includes 11 fours. A sublime innings from the Blackcaps opener, who becomes the sixth player to hit a Test century on debut at Lord's. Devon Conway secures a spot on the Lord's Honours Board in his debut Test.  Devon Conway is the 12th player to score a century on Test debut for the Blackcaps, he has a target of 132 (Kane Williamson 131 v India) for the highest score on debut outside of NZ for the side.

20:58 (IST)02 Jun 2021

Conway shuffled inside the line on the leg glance, off the inner half of the bat and split the gap between the keeper and leg slip with precision for a boundary. NZ are 158/3 after 57 overs.

20:49 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Very little seam movement

James Anderson has found very little seam movement today, only 0.61 degrees - the last time he found less on Day 1 of a home Test was against India at Trent Bridge in 2018, 19 Tests ago.

20:20 (IST)02 Jun 2021

New Zealand have continued to accumulate but lost key duo Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, Anderson and debutant Ollie Robinson with the wickets for England.

19:50 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Root is on now

Joe Root is using himself against Henry Nicholls as a good opportunity to get through some part-time spin. Nicholls averages 35.66 against off spin, his lowest for any bowling technique in Tests. 

19:32 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Review lost

There are total of 3 reviews in the first innings before 80 overs out of which 1 England have lost off a horrible review, the ball was pitching outside leg. The ball tracking reveals it to be pitching well outside leg. A wasted review from England. Conway will remain not out. Henry Nicholls survives. NZ are 120/3 after 40 overs.

19:27 (IST)02 Jun 2021

Ross Taylor's trapped plumb lbw to Robinson.Another for England after lunch. Ollie Robinson dismisses Ross Taylor LBW for 14. Henry Nicholls joins Devon Conway 53* and with team total 114/3. NZ are 114/3

19:05 (IST)02 Jun 2021

Debutant Devon Conway brings up his first Test half-century at Lord's off 91 balls. He’s looked at ease so far other than a real barrage of short stuff from Wood. Devon Conway is the first visiting player to score a fifty on Test debut at Lord's since Rahul Dravid in 1996! NZ are now 111/2. 

18:29 (IST)02 Jun 2021

Big wicket for England 󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 as Jimmy Anderson cleans up Kane Williamson, no. 1 ranked Test batsman, for just 13. It’s the seventh time in Tests that Anderson has got the better of the New Zealand skipper, who ends up inside-edging it onto off in his attempt to try and hang back in the crease.

17:37 (IST)02 Jun 2021

At Lunch on Day 1, New Zealand are 85/1 in the first innings with Devon Conway batting on 43*, he has timed the ball really well till now, along with the captain Kane Williamson (13*). Debutant Ollie Robinson with the only breakthrough for England in this session.

17:21 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Conway hit again

Two straight maidens for Robinson, and Wood's hit Conway again and brought a short leg in - he's looked a little uncomfortable, but finishes the over with a fine pull in front for 4 just past the short fielder's head. Anderson replaces Robinson.

17:10 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Four, four

Such a beautiful batting by Williamson. Calm and Composed as always. First, Conway opened the over  with a beautifully played boundary. Conway leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it back past the non-striker. Then, Williamson followed by leaning into the drive, played with an angled blade and picks the gap wide of cover for a boundary. NZ are 72/1 after 19 overs.

16:56 (IST)02 Jun 2021
England New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live: NZ lose first wicket

Bowled!! Maiden Test wicket for Robinson! Tom Latham plays on to give English the first scalp! It's time for Williamson to take strike! The number one-ranked batsman in the world! It's Anderson vs Williamson. NZ - 60/1

16:18 (IST)02 Jun 2021
England New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live: Solid start for Kiwis

A solid start from the New Zealand openers, Latham and Conway taking the Black Caps to 35/0 after 10 overs at Lord's. Now it's time for Ollie Robinson's first over in Test cricket. 

16:07 (IST)02 Jun 2021
England New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live: Conway on song!
16:07 (IST)02 Jun 2021
England New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live: First boundary

Stump mic picking up Broad before his first over: "I might go with four grabbers rather than three and one.". Meanwhile, the first boundary of the bat from Conway as Broad overpitches. Score after 6 overs, NZ 23/0


England Squad: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, James Bracey(w), Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Billings, Olly Stone, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Haseeb Hameed

New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Devon Conway, Ajaz Patel, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra

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