The first red-ball cricket series of the 2022 season, commenced with visitors (Bangladesh) and New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. Conway made his test debut last year and has already scored his maiden double hundred. Playing in his fourth test match, Southpaw become the first player to score a century in 2022.
Kane Williamson last year in 2021 had scored a century to start the season in January. Averaging over 70 in test cricket, the southpaw has already been hailed as the future of Blackcaps. Earlier today Bangladesh has won the toss and decided to bowl first against the hosts.
The decision proved right when Tom Latham departs early off Shoriful Islam. In comes Devon Conway to join Will Young to stop further dents. Both have them did the initial work and took the side into the stability.
Young (52) and Conway added 138 runs for the second wicket. And after that with Taylor, Southpaw shared 50 runs stand. Taylor has played his last test series. After scoring the century Devon Conway got out on 122 runs.
At the stumps of Day 1, New Zealand has scored 258 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Henry Nicolas remained unbeaten on 32 runs. Devon Conway have also named himself on the list of players who score a century in the maiden home and away series.
In 2004, Micheal Clarke and Andrew Strauss scored a century in their maiden home and away series.
“Well playing in New Zealand is very special to me. And, then with Ross Taylor out their middle, it’s the special test. when I achieved the milestone. We were talking that we needed to the little patient before starting to play our natural game. With the surface offering much assistance to bowlers. We plan to play attacking cricket with time,” Devon Conway narrates as reported by Hindustan Times.