New Zealand batsman Devon Conway said he would need a sleeping pill to get some sleep after finishing day one of the second Test against Bangladesh in Christchurch on 99. Conway reflected on a productive day for the hosts, praising Tom Latham and Will Young for setting the tone.
Bangladesh, which won the litter in Christchurch and was voted first in the field, worked for 90 overs as they only managed one wicket. The hosts dominated the game and ended the day 349-1, captain Tom Latham was unbeaten with 186. Together with his left-handed colleague, Conway has built an unbeaten 201-run partnership.
Conway, who will begin day two with a third Test Hundred, acknowledged his nervousness on the cusp of a milestone. However, the 30-year-old believes New Zealand had a day to enjoy the first ball after losing the throw.
“A bit nervous of course, but I’ll probably take a sleeping pill to go to bed. It was special, especially considering we lost the litter. The way Tommy Latham and Will Young do Doing her business at the beginning of her job was “pretty special and Tommy Latham was just superb to beat all day. I was really grateful to be able to strike at his side and make a contribution. It was a good day all round, “said the 30-year-old, as quoted by nzherald.co.nz.
New Zealand made a change after their staggering defeat in the first Test at Mount Maunganui, bringing in Daryl Mitchell for Rachin Ravindra. The hosts were in command from the start when Latham and Young thread a 147-run stand for the opening Wicket.
“I faced the weirdo first; I’m usually not used to that” – Devon Conway
Conway, who made it to the 38th round, admitted that being first against a weirdo was a different situation, but he did well against Mehidy Hasan Miraz. In this regard, the South African-born player added:
“It was a little different. I faced the crank first; I’m usually not used to it, but I tried to build up the courage to pull the wicket down and put it over the top. Luckily, I did it” and that allowed them to push center-in and center-out back to release some pressure. “
Conway opened his account with a limit, defeating Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the 43rd over with a six.
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