New Zealand opener Devon Conway not only became the sixth cricketer to hit a Test ton on his debut at Lord’s but also broke former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly’s record at the venue.
Conway achieved the feat on the opening day of the ongoing first Test against England. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 136 as New Zealand marched to a strong position finished with a score of 246/3 at end of day one.
Ganguly had scored 131 on his Test debut at Lord’s in 1996 which was also the highest score by a player at the venue until Conway scored an unbeaten 136 on Wednesday. Interestingly, Conway and Ganguly also share a birthday of July 8.
With this ton, Conway became only the third non-English batsman to score a century on Test debut at Lord’s. Australian batsman Harry Graham had scored 107 against England on his Test debut in 1893.