New Zealand have a brand new T20 sensation — Devon Conway. Conway’s 99*, his fifth consecutive 50+ rating in T20s, within the five-match collection opener in opposition to Australia in Christchurch on Monday, lifted the Kiwis from 19 for three after four overs to 184 for five in 20 overs. His 59-ball knock included 10 fours and three sixes.
Conway, 29, has scores of 99*, 93*, 91*, 69* and 50 from his final 5 outings, batting for New Zealand and Wellington. He has a batting common of 58 in his T20I profession up to now, having performed six matches up to now. The South African-born had moved to New Zealand in 2017 and have become eligible to play for them in August final yr.
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In the midst of his match-winning knock on Monday, Conway reached some uncommon landmarks:
– Conway has joined India’s Virender Sehwag, Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza, Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal, England’s Jos Buttler and Australia’s David Warner as the one males to attain 5 straight 50s in T20 matches, home or worldwide.
– Devon Conway is the primary NZ male cricketer to hit 5 consecutive T20 fifty-plus scores. Sophie Devine had completed so already in girls’s cricket.
– Conway additionally turned the fourth cricketer to stay not out on 99 in T20Is. Luke Wright (v Afg, Colombo 2012), Dawid Malan (v SA, Cape City 2020), Mohd Hafeez (v NZ, Hamilton 2020) had been the opposite situations. Going through the final ball of the innings on Monday, Conway took a single with a push to deep level.
– Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips have now mixed for 301 runs of their four T20I partnerships, with solely three dismissals, for a partnership common of 100.33.. No different partnership on this planet has 300+ runs at a mean over 90.
Devon Conway is simply four days late, however what a knock 👏👏👏 #AUSvNZ
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) February 22, 2021
Australia had been bowled out for 131 of their reply to the hosts’ first innings rating, to lose by 53 runs. Devon Conway was introduced because the Participant of the Match. New Zealand now lead the collection 1-0.