New Zealand hitter Devon Conway became the first player in Test cricket history to score 50+ runs in the opening innings in each of his first five Test matches on Sunday.

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He achieved this feat at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch during the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh. Conway, who made his Test debut against England in a two-match series last year, hit a double tonne in the first Test at Lord’s before hitting an 80 in the second at Edgbaston.

In June, he played a crucial 54-run knock in the first innings of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl.

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Conway struck another century (122) in the opening innings of the first Test against Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui last week.

In the first innings of the ongoing second Test, the southpaw was unbeaten on 99.

New Zealand has scored 349 runs for the loss of only one wicket at stumps.

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On the first day, the hosts dominated the proceedings, with skipper Tom Latham and opening partner Will Young putting on 148 runs for the first wicket.

Young was sent back for 54 by Ebadot Hossain before Latham (186) and Conway (186) added an unbroken 201 runs for the second wicket to maintain New Zealand’s dominance.

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In the first Test of the series, Ebadot Hossain smashed through the New Zealand batting lineup to pick up 6/46 in the second innings. The visitors surprised the hosts in the first Test, winning by eight wickets and claiming their first-ever Test victory in New Zealand.