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Devon Conway scored a century in his debut on ‘Mecca of cricket’, broke Sourav Ganguly’s 25-year-old record

Ganguly had scored 131 runs in his very first Test match in 1996. Ganguly made his debut at Lord's. Coincidentally, both of them also have their birthdays on 8 July. Also both are left-handed batsmen.

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New Zealand opener Devon Conway scored a century on his debut on Wednesday. With this, his name was recorded in history. He has become the sixth player to score a century on his debut at Lord’s. Along with this, he also broke the 25-year-old record of Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 136 on the opening day of the first Test against England. By the end of the first day, New Zealand had scored 246 for 3 wickets.

Ganguly had scored 131 runs in his very first Test match in 1996. Ganguly made his debut at Lord’s. Coincidentally, both of them also have their birthdays on 8 July. Also both are left-handed batsmen.

Conway is only the third non-English batsman to score a century on debut at Lord’s. Australian batsman Harry Graham scored 107 against England in 1893.

Meanwhile, in the first Test, New Zealand scored 246 for 3 on the first day of the first Test. Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls were batting on 136 and 46 runs respectively. The partnership of 132 runs for the fourth wicket between the two batsmen has been done.

Opting to bat first, New Zealand put on a 58-run partnership for the first wicket between Tom Latham and Conway.

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