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New Zealand's Conway marks Test debut with Lord's hundred



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New Zealand's Devon Conway joined a select group of cricketers on Wednesday by marking his Test debut with a hundred at Lord's.

The South Africa-born opener found himself thrust into the action straight away after New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and batted in the first of a two-match series against England.

But while star batsman Williamson and the experienced Ross Taylor both fell cheaply, the 29-year-old Conway pressed on to a 163-ball century, reaching the landmark with a flamboyant whipped legside four, his 11th boundary off England debutant fast bowler Ollie Robinson.

Only five other batsmen had previously scored a Test debut hundred at Lord's, with Conway the first New Zealand international to achieve the feat.

Batsmen to have scored Test debut hundred at Lord's (player, total, team, opposition, year):

Harry Graham    107      AUS v ENG  1893

John Hampshire  107      ENG v WIS  1969

Sourav Ganguly  131      IND v ENG  1996

Andrew Strauss  112      ENG v NZL  2004

Matt Prior      126 no   ENG v WIS  2007

Devon Conway    117* NZL v ENG  2021