Extra Time Web Desk: The Blackcaps end the first day of the Lord’s Test against England with Devon Conway (136*) scoring an unbeaten debut century. The visitors scored 246/3 at stumps on the first day. South African-born Conway is now the sixth batsman to score a century on debut at home in cricket. Another debutant Olly Robinson was also impressive for England, taking two wickets. Conway shared an unbeaten 132-run partnership with Henry Nicholls, who scored 46 off 149 balls.
England went into the match with four fast bowlers, with the two war horses James Anderson and Stuart Broad playing together. Anderson took the crucial wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as he pulled a ball back to his stumps. This is his 615. wasth Test wicket. He also equaled Sir Alastair Cook’s record of playing 161 Tests for England.
Conway completed his century in 163 balls which included 14 hits to the fence.
Fans return to Lord’s for the first time since September 2019.
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