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07-Jun-2021 03:37:00 GMT
Eng vs NZ - 1st Test, Lord's, day 5

England fail to chase down target of 273 as first Test ends in draw

England 275 (Burns 132, Southee 6-43, Jamieson 3-85) and 170 for 3 (Sibley 60*, Wagner 2-27) drew with New Zealand 378 (Conway 200, Nicholls 61, Robinson 4-75, Wood 3-81) and 169 for 6 dec (Latham 36, Robinson 3-26)

London: England and New Zealand drew the first Test at Lord's on Sunday to leave the two-match series all-square heading into next week's finale at Edgbaston.

The hosts, set a target of 273 in 75 overs when captain Kane Williamson declared at lunch on Sunday's fifth and final day, were 170-3 when a draw was agreed inside the last hour.

The home side rarely looked like taking up the challenge of Williamson's declaration, with opener Dom Sibley grinding his way to 60 not out off 207 balls faced

This match, which saw Friday's play washed out completely, was notable for New Zealand opener Devon Conway's remarkable first-innings 200 on Test debut -- the highest score by a batsman making his Test bow in England.

Batting first, New Zealand rode on debutant Devon Conway's sparkling double-century to post 378/10.

Henry Nicholls (61) played a solid hand as well.

England's debutant Ollie Robinson claimed four wickets.

In reply, Rory Burns' 132-run knock helped England post 275/10 after being 140/6 at one stage. Tim Southee claimed six wickets.

NZ declared their second innings (169/6) before England saw the match out.

As per Opta, Conway became just the seventh batsman to score a double-century on debut in men's Test cricket. He is just the second New Zealand batsman to do so.

The left-handed batsman is also the ninth overseas player to score a double-century at Lord's.

Conway has the second-highest score by a Kiwi player on debut, besides the highest score on debut at Lord's.

As per Opta, Conway got past Kane Williamson's 131 for the highest score on debut outside of New Zealand for the Black Caps. He broke former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's record at Lord's.

Ganguly had scored 131 against England on his Test debut at Lord's in 1996. This was the highest score by a debutant at Lord's until Conway got past the score.

Southee registered his 12th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. He has the fourth-most Test five-fors for New Zealand after Richard Hadlee (36), Daniel Vettori (20), and Chris Cairns (13).

Southee is presently the third-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in Tests. This was Southee's fourth five-wicket haul against the Three Lions. He registered his best spell against England (6/43).

Southee has raced to 309 career Test wickets. He claimed seven scalps in the match. The senior pacer has equaled Morne Morkel's tally of 309 Test wickets, besides surpassing Frederick Trueman (307).

Southee now has 57 wickets against England in Test cricket. He now has 27 wickets on English soil, having played six Test matches.

England opener Burns struck his third career Test century and a second versus New Zealand. He has raced to 1,448 career Test runs at 32.90. He also surpassed the 800-run mark at home (813).

Notably, Dominic Sibley registered a duck in the first innings. As per Opta, Sibley has the joint-most ducks (5) as an opener since his debut on November 21, 2019.

Neil Wagner claimed three wickets and now has 222 scalps to surpass the mark of Peter Siddle. James Anderson, who claimed two wickets in the first innings, has extended his wickets tally to 616. Robinson claimed seven wickets in his debut Test match.

Conway and Nicholls shared a brilliant 174-run stand for the fourth wicket in the first innings. This became the highest fourth-wicket stand for New Zealand against England in Test cricket. This is also the 12th-highest stand for any wicket for New Zealand against the hosts.

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