Devon Conway scripts history, becomes first batter to hit five 50+ scores in first five Tests
New Zealand batter Devon Conway became the first-ever batter to score five 50+ scores in his first five Tests. The southpaw scored yet another half-century in the second Test against Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. It has been some start for Conway in Test cricket. He made his debut against England in 2021 and scored an epic 200 at Lord’s. Later, he scored a splendid 80 runs against the ‘Three Lions’ at Edgbaston.
Conway continued his hot-streak form against India in the Test Championship Final. The southpaw scored 54 and helped New Zealand win the Trophy in Southampton. The 30-year-old then started 2022 with a bang and scored 122 against Bangladesh in the opening Test. It was a classy inning and exemplified his solid technique against pace and spin. New Zealand could not win the Test but Conway continued to sizzle.
He managed to score another fifty in Christchurch and enabled the hosts to finish Day 1 on a high. New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Will Young gave the team a good start by putting on 148 for the first wicket. After the latter’s dismissal for 54, Conway walked in and continued to make merry on a belter of a wicket. The 30-year-old mixed caution with aggression and kept the scorecard moving. Conway ended the day just one run short of a magnificent hundred.
In just five matches, the southpaw has scored an astonishing 613 runs at a mind-boggling average of 76.62. Not only in Tests, but Conway has also made a staggering start in limited-overs formats. What a find he has been for New Zealand.