New Zealand opener Devon Conway insists it was a ‘special feeling’ to score a century on his Test debut against England at Lord’s.
The 29-year-old batted brilliantly at the Home of Cricket, scoring an unbeaten 121 from 207 balls as New Zealand reached 217-3 at the close of play on day one.
Conway put on 58 with opener partner Tom Latham and 103 with Henry Nicholls as the Kiwis made the most of winning the toss and the favourable batting conditions in north London.
‘It’s a very good feeling,’ Conway said. ‘I’ll have some time to let that settle in but, as a player, the job’s not done – I’m very happy though!
‘Funnily enough, I had a conversation with Kane Williamson and asked him what it feels like to be on that honours board and the first thing he said to me (when I got back to the changing room) was, “now you know, boy!” It was a good time upstairs.
‘Just getting a Test debut and a chance to play at this level is not something I’ve really thought about so I’m really happy, grateful for the opportunities Cricket Wellington have given me back home and the Black Caps now as well.
‘They’ve trusted me and given me that opportunity so it’s a pretty special feeling.’
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