I must start by saying how wonderful it was being back at Lord's for this Test and thanking all involved for making it possible. The weather naturally had to intervene but what fun it was being back watching live cricket, listening to Test Match Special and having a glass of red (and staying awake during the afternoon).
Please find below some of the Test's highlights with Devon Conway unsurprisingly featuring regularly.

  • Devon Conway became the sixth player to make his debut at Lord's and score a century in his first Test innings. His 200 is the highest such innings in the circumstances surpassing Sourav Ganguly's 131 for India against England in 1996
  • Conway became the tenth New Zealand batsman to record a century in his Test debut innings
  • Conway is the first debut centurion to be run out in his first Test innings
  • Conway's 347-ball innings is the most in terms of balls by a Test debutant at Lord's in their first Test innings
  • Only Sri Lanka's Brendan Kuruppu's 777-minute, unbeaten 201 against New Zealand at Colombo(CCC) took longer than Conway's 578-minute marathon in a first Test innings
  • Only Matthew Sinclair, with 214 against West Indies at Wellington in 1999/2000, has scored more by a New Zealand player in his first Test innings
  • There may be others (which I am checking) but Conway joined Kuruppu, Charles Bannerman (in the first Test), Conrad Hunte, Billy Griffith, Peter Richardson, Roy Fredericks, John Wright and Cyril Walters in opening the batting in their debut innings and being undefeated at the close of the first day's play in the first innings of the match (and is based only on those who scored over 50 in the innings, not day). Some of these days may have been affected by weather or other conditions so the list does not imply that those mentioned above batted through an uninterrupted day's play. Kuruppu batted through his second day as a Test cricketer also
  • The fourth-wicket partnership of 174 between Conway and Henry Nicholls is the highest for that wicket for New Zealand against England in England
  • Ollie Robinson became the seventh cricketer to score 40 (in one innings), hold a catch and take seven or more wickets on Test debut. The last occasion was by Tony Dodemaide for Australia against New Zealand at Melbourne in 1987-88
  • The tenth-wicket partnership of 52 between Rory Burns and James Anderson is only the thirteenth of 50 or more for that wicket at Lord's
  • The four ducks in England's first innings is only the fourth time that England have registered that number at Lord's
  • The match saw only the fifth occasion of an opener on both sides making a century and being his team's highest match scorer at Lord's. The last such occasion was also between England and New Zealand, in 2004, when Mark Richardson scored 101 for New Zealand and Andrew Strauss 112 for England
The first ball of the Lord's Test between England and New Zealand