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Cricket World Player of the Week - Devon Conway

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Test debut at Lord's, scoring exactly 200 in his maiden test innings, in a batting card which had 61 as the next highest score - it was an ideal outing for opener Devon Conway at the home of cricket.

After spending the best part of a decade in South Africa's domestic structure and failing to make it big, Devon Conway finally decided to take the difficult but life-changing decision to move to New Zealand along with his partner.

Within a couple of years, he not only featured in the Kiwi first-class structure and ended up leading the run charts in both red ball and white ball cricket but also broke into the New Zealand national team, that too in all the three formats.

Scoring a test century, and a double at that, on test debut is the latest feather in Conway's cap, who has been scoring heaps of runs over the last couple of years. Clearly, it was only a matter of time before he broke into the national side. But, that he would do so well in his first test match was hardly anticipated.

For his knock of 200 off 347 deliveries, including 22 fours and a solitary six - a top edge which got him to the golden milestone - Conway deservedly bagged the Player of the Match award in the Lord's test after putting New Zealand in a winning position.

With the World Test Championship final and a couple of T20 World Cups coming up, the batsman has all the ingredients to repeat his success over and over again.

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