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Kiwi Opener breaks Sourav Ganguly's record at Lord's after 25 years

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   3 Jun 2021 5:13 AM GMT
Kiwi Opener breaks Sourav Gangulys record at Lords after 25 years
Former Indian National team skipper Sourav Ganguly aka 'Dada' is one of the successful captains to have led the team. He made an impressive debut at the famous Lords stadium on June 20, 1996.

On his debut, Ganguly scored a ton, at Lords, popularly called Mecca of cricket. After 25 years, a batsman had broken the record set up by Dada.

New Zealand opener Devon Conway, who made a debut at the Lords on Wednesday had surpassed Ganguly's record. While Ganguly had scored 131 runs on his debut, Conway had crossed the 131-mark, breaking Dada's record.

Conway's debut century came at the right time, as New Zealand lost two early wickets of skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Conway had a 163-run partnership.

Devon Conway became the fifth batsman to score tons at the Lords in their debut match. John Hampshire(107 Eng vs WIS 1969), Sourav Ganguly 131 (Ind vs Eng 1996), Andrew Strauss 112 (Eng vs New Zealand 2004), Matt Prior 126 (Eng vs Wis 2007) are the other players to score debut tons.