New Zealand has made assured start in their series against England.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, New Zealand showed superb application to end the day on 246-3, taking advantage of a weary England in the final session.
Contrary to what the experts would have you believe, it seems that Test Cricket is a game for the inexperienced, unless it is just beginners luck, of course. After waiting 3 overs to face his first ball in Test Cricket, New Zealand opener Devon Conway made an unflustered 136 not out on debut, immortalising his name on the Lord's honour's board in the process.
It was pretty special day. I couldn't have planned it to be any better. It will take a couple of days to settle in.
"I asked Kane Williamson [before the Test] about what it is like to have your name on the honour's board. The first thing he said to me was 'now you know what it feels like'."
England debutants Ollie Robinson and James Bracey showed composure on what must have been a daunting occasion for them both. Robinson picked up the two wickets of Tom Latham and Ross Taylor, with Bracey keeping tidily at a venue known being less than easy to keep on.
The day also saw relevations emerge about Ollie Robinson's discriminatory tweeting emerge, more details of which you can see here.
Come the morning, New Zealand will look to build on this platform, eyeing up a major first innings score with Conway surely aiming for a double ton on debut. For England, they need to rest up tonight and come back firing on all cylinders tomorrow morning if they are to arrest the momentum of this game.
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