New Zealand batsman Devon Conway is making the headlines in the ongoing white-ball contest against Bangladesh with whirlwind knocks. He once again starred in the first T20I at the Seddon Park in Hamilton with a 52-ball 92-run knock as the host trumped the Bangla Tigers by 66 runs to go 1-0 up in the series.
Conway’s 92* which included 11 boundaries and three towering six, Will Young’s 53, Martin Guptill’s 35, and Glenn Philips’ 24* propelled New Zealand to 210/3 in 20 overs, while Nasum Ahmed of Bangladesh was the best bowler with 2/30 in 4 overs. Bangladesh was nowhere in the chase, finishing at 140/8 in 20 overs with Afif Hossain top-scoring with 45, while Ish Sodhi of New Zealand picking 4/28, while Lockie Ferguson got 2/25 in 4 overs each.
Devon Conway does a Rishabh Pant
Meanwhile, it has been a breakthrough season for Devon Conway, who has run riot with the bat. Conway continued on his belligerent hitting even taking on Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman as well. During his knock, Conway hit Mustafizur was an extraordinary reverse scoop shot, which reminded everyone of Rishabh Pant’s shot to Jofra Archer and James Anderson.
On the 4th ball of the last over bowled by Mustafizur Rahman, Devon Conway received a length ball that was tailing into him. Conway instead of flicking it on the leg side decided to reverse scoop it over the third man instead and the ball went for a boundary. Incidentally, Rishabh Pant had similarly scooped James Anderson during the 4th and final Test between India and England at Ahmedabad. If that was not enough, he repeated the shot, this time in a T20I to a much faster bowler in Jofra Archer and the result was the same, a six.
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A batting masterclass from yep you guessed it Devon Conway, has lead the @BLACKCAPS to a mammoth total of 210/3.
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) March 28, 2021
Incidentally, Devon Conway had put his name in the IPL 2021 auction but funnily couldn’t manage to find a team that bid on him. However, it just a matter of time, given that the IPL 2022 will have two new teams and more spots for players who miss out due to squad constraints.