Devon Conway, who plays wicketkeeper and bats for New Zealand, became the quickest batsman from his country to reach the milestone of 1,000 Test runs on Tuesday.
This historic feat was done by Conway during New Zealand’s first Test match against Pakistan, which took place in Karachi.
Conway was still unbeaten at the end of the first day’s play, having scored 82 runs off 156 balls. His knock had a dozen tasteful etiquette limitations.
His current test record reads 1,000 runs scored in 11 matches spread across 19 innings with an average of 55.55 runs per innings. In the format, he has registered three centuries and five half-centuries in his batting totals. The highest score he has ever gotten in this format is 200.
He has now surpassed the previous record held by John Reid, a former player from New Zealand who scored 1,000 runs in 20 games.
Herbert Sutcliffe, who represented England, holds the record for being the player that accomplished this feat in the shortest amount of time in the lengthier format. He accomplished this feat against Australia in 1925 in just 12 innings of play.
Conway (82 not out) and Tom Latham (78 not out) were unbeaten for New Zealand at the end of the second day of play in the Karachi Test. New Zealand finished the day with a score of 165/0.
They are currently behind Pakistan by a score of 273 runs; Pakistan elected to bat first but were bowled out for 438 runs.
Batting-wise, the Asian team was led by Babar Azam (161 runs), Agha Salman (103 runs), and a returning Sarfaraz Ahmed (86 runs), all of whom excelled.
Tim Southee, who took three wickets for the New Zealand team, was their most effective bowler. In addition, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, and Michael Bracewell each took down two of their opponents, and Neil Wagner managed to take down just one.
The brief scores are as follows: Pakistan: 438 (Babar Azam 161, Agha Salman 103, Tim Southee 3/69) vs New Zealand: 165/0 in 47 overs (Devon Conway 82*, Tom Latham 78*) at the end of day two of the match.