New Zealand batter Devon Conway became the first player to register five 50-plus scores in the first innings of his first five Test matches.
New Zealand were asked to bat first by the visitors after losing the toss. Conway remained unbeaten on 99 against Bangladesh on Day 1 of the second Test as New Zealand made 349/1 with skipper Tom Latham leading from the front with his magnificent knock of 186*.
Devon Conway achieves remarkable feat in his first five Tests
Conway had a remarkable Test debut as he slammed 200 against England at the Lord’s on June 2. In the next game in Birmingham, the southpaw made 80 runs in the first innings as the Black Caps won that match by eight wickets to win the series 1-0.
Conway scored 54 from 153 balls against India in the first innings of the World Test Championship final in Southampton last year.
Conway could add just 19 runs in the second innings but senior players Kane Williamson (52*) and Ross Taylor (47) took the Black Caps past the finish line in the chase of 139. New Zealand won by eight wickets and were crowned as the inaugural champions of the World Test Championship.
Devon Conway scored 122 against Bangladesh in the first Test
The Johannesburg-born player made 122 runs against Bangladesh in the first innings of the first Test at Bay Oval, it was also his first home Test.
New Zealand lost the first Test by eight wickets to Bangladesh, which was their first win against the Black Caps in a Test match.
Conway has amassed 613 Test runs from nine innings at an average of 76.62 and has three fifties and two hundreds next to his name, he is inching towards his third Test century.
On Sunday, New Zealand’s talisman Ross Taylor, who will retire after the Christchurch Test, equalled the record of former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori’s 112 Test appearances for the Black Caps.