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Debutants impress in opening session at Lord's

Devon Conway plays a shot
Devon Conway plays a shot

New Zealand made the perfect start to the two-Test series against England with a solid opening session on Day 1 of the first Test at Lord’s yesterday.

Debutant Devon Conway led the way with an assured unbeaten 43 after New Zealand called right at the toss, taking his side to 85 for one at lunch.

Conway was one of the three debutants on the day with Ollie Robinson and James Bracey being handed respective their caps for England.

Two of the three shone bright with Robinson picking the only wicket to fall in the session after a tentative prod from Tom Latham knocked him over.

After the first hour where England would've liked more control after Robinson picked up Latham, Mark Wood was brought in as the pair posed pertinent questions to the batsmen.

A good battle between Kane Williamson and Robinson ensued with testing lines and varied lengths resulting in plays and misses as he upped his pace.

Wood, meanwhile, was up to full pace touching 95mph, even striking Conway on the shoulder as he tried to duck a bouncer.

Chief scores

New Zealand: 85/1 at lunch (Devon Conway 43 n.o) vs England.