New Zealand latest sensation Devon Conway was all praise for their no.11 batsman Neil Wagner for assisting him in reaching the 200-run mark in his debut Test match. The southpaw revealed the way Wagner shouted when he had edged one short ball in the air on the verge of his double century.
England were all over New Zealand on the second day and they were collapsing but Devon Conway stood tall and brought up his maiden double-century. He was well assisted by Neil Wagner, who also scored a quickfire unbeaten 25 off just 21 balls. In the end, Devon Conway was run out while stealing a quick double.
In the post match press conference, Conway said: “While it was in the air, Wags was shouting “go ball, go ball”. The way he came in and assessed the situation and played with some really good intent kept the momentum going throughout the innings. Massive credit to him, I couldn’t have reached that milestone without him being there at the other end.”
With regards to fierce bowling by Mark Wood, Conway said that the pitch offered little pace for fast bowlers. Wood went wicketless on Day 1 but bounced back in style to dismiss a well-set Henry Nicholls on a short ball.
“He’s certainly up there for pace but this wicket is not one of the quickest around. I’m pretty grateful I got a chance to face him on a slightly slower wicket. He is pretty express and it gets that adrenaline flowing and it’s exciting to face, probably one of the quicker guys throughout my career,” he added.
The match was well poised after two days, but a rain break on the third meant England, who were behind by 267 runs, only have the option to draw the match. The entire third day was washed out due to rain without a ball being bowled.
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