New Zealand batsman Devon Conway will miss the T20 World Cup final against Australia on Sunday after breaking his hand by punching his bat.
New Zealand's Devon Conway punches his bat in the T20 World Cup semi-final win over England, breaking his hand and ruling him out of the final. Follow live coverage of the World T20 final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday 14 November with live audio, text and video clips on the BBC Sport website.
The 30-year-old left-hander injured himself when he struck his bat immediately after being stumped off Liam Livingstone for 46 in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. New Zealand went on to triumph by five wickets, but an X-ray has now confirmed the fracture, ruling Conway out of Sunday's final against Australia, live on Sky Sports Cricket.
LV= County Championship Group Two, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day one):. Somerset 242-7: Conway 88, Davies 65; Griffiths 3-48, Davis 2-40 Somerset (1 pt), Leicestershire (2 pts) Leicestershire fought back after tea as Somerset closed on 242-7 after a rain-interrupted first day at Taunton. New Zealand Test opener...
As the County Championship resumed for two July rounds, setting the scene for the autumnal divisional split, Devon Conway debuted like only he can. The New Zealander tucked into 88 runs in his first Championship innings for Somerset before being bowled by Leicestershire’s Callum Parkinson as the hosts luxuriated in a first-innings partnership of 143 at Taunton, with Steven Davies scoring 65. Things fell away after Conway’s dismissal and by stumps Somerset had slipped to 242-7.
Southern Brave have signed New Zealand’s Devon Conway and South Africa’s Quinton De Kock as overseas replacements for The Hundred. The Hampshire-based franchise were in the market for fresh blood after losing Australian duo David Warner and Marcus Stoinis who pulled out of the inaugural tournament citing coronavirus complications. Conway...
Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock have signed for Southern Brave as overseas replacements for David Warner and Marcus Stoinis ahead of this summer’s men's Hundred competition. Australian pair Warner and Stoinis withdrew from the inaugural edition of new 100-ball competition because of coronavirus restrictions earlier this month. Former South...
When Dan Lawrence was 18, he used to tell people he just met that he was a pilot. The reasons are pretty clear. Pilots are daring, exciting and sharp. Cricketers, well, let’s just say the perception is quite the opposite.Perhaps he still does. Cricket’s image hasn’t changed much over the last five years, and pilots, though they have a bit more free time nowadays, are still pretty cool.But on Friday, as he started the day putting the finishing touches on an unbeaten 81 that lifted England to a reasonable 303, then bowled his right-arm misdirection to snare Will Young for...
England endure home discomfort as New Zealand raise the required standard. Devon Conway and Will Young make it New Zealand's day. Things could have been very different. On 22, Conway had edged a low chance to second slip which was scooped up by Crawley, but stood his ground, waiting for a definitive verdict. Richard Kettleborough gave a soft signal of 'not out' as he referred the decision to Michael Gough, the third umpire, who found no hard evidence that a mistake had been made. It was "Schrödinger's catch - out and not out simultaneously," Daniel Norcross suggested on Test Match Special.Broad was visibly exasperated, and pundits queued up to criticise the soft-signal protocols, which has already been scrapped in the IPL and will soon be up for debate at ICC level. Jason Holder, the former West Indies captain, tweeted, "How much longer will the soft signal cloud the game?" but in the case of marginal slip catches leaving the decision solely to the third umpire is no silver bullet: issues of foreshortening mean that they are destined to be unclear and contentious regardless.Conway's only obvious deficiency has been a proclivity to play a fraction outside the line of the ball, bringing chop-ons via the inside edge into play. At Lord's, he inside-edged 25 times against seamers - including once onto his stumps in the second innings - compared to only one outside edge, according to CricViz's data, and the figures were six and three respectively today. He has also had limited exposure to top-quality spin bowling, and will be tested by R Ashwin in the World Test Championship final next week.Conway was supported ably by Will Young, who gritted things out for just over six hours before inside-edging Dan Lawrence's whirly offspin to short leg via his pad immediately before the close. He was dropped on 7, Root shelling a straightforward catch at first slip as Olly Stone induced an outside edge, and had to cling on for dear life during a probing burst from Broad and Anderson after tea, but he appears to be reaping the benefits of an early-season stint with Durham in which he hit two County Championship hundreds.Young's success presents a selection dilemma ahead of the WTC final, with Kane Williamson due to return after resting his sore left elbow and New Zealand certain to go in with five bowling options, including an allrounder at No. 7. One batter will be squeezed out and while Ross Taylor has been in a tough run of form over the last 18 months, he survived a characteristically anxious start and reached the close unbeaten on 46 to further his case for retention. Assuming a clean bill of health, that leaves Young as the favourite to miss out despite his 82 - providing further illustration of New Zealand's new-found strength in depth.Devon ConwayWill YoungNew ZealandEnglandEngland vs New ZealandNew Zealand in England.
Cricket chiefs have been urged to review the use of soft signals after New Zealand opener Devon Conway controversially survived a claimed catch by Zak Crawley. The incident occurred when Conway had made 22 in New Zealand's first innings. He edged a delivery from Stuart Broad to Crawley at third slip, who dived forward to take the catch, with Broad celebrating the wicket.
Devon Conway was out in the middle for a quarter of an hour before he actually did any batting on Wednesday morning. His partner, Tom Latham, took one single off the last ball of the first over, another off the last ball of the second, and faced all of the third himself, so the game was into its fourth over before Conway finally got to face his first ball. Eight hours (and 136 runs) later Conway said that he’d been happy to have the extra time, that it had allowed him to watch the bowlers at work and learn a little more about what he was up against. What’s another 15 minutes, after all, to a man who’s waited almost 15 years?
Devon Conway compiled a sensational 200 on his Test debut for New Zealand but England wrestled back much of the initiative as Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood came to the fore on day two at Lord’s. Conway, unbeaten on 136 overnight, showed remarkable composure amid a batting collapse from the...
England vs New Zealand: Devon Conway scores double ton in first Test but Joe Root's men fight back at Lord's
Conway (200 from 357 balls) became the seventh batsman and second New Zealander, after Matt Sinclair against West Indies in 1999, to score a double ton in his first Test as the Kiwis made 378, before England reached 111-2 with Burns (59no) and Joe Root (42no) lifting their side from 18-2.
Devon Conway justified New Zealand’s show of faith with a deeply impressive century on Test debut as England’s all-seam frontline attack toiled for scant reward on an unresponsive Lord’s surface. Ollie Robinson marked his England bow with two for 50 but the opening day of the first Test was overshadowed...
Ollie Robinson marked his England bow with two for 50 but the opening day of the first Test belonged to South Africa-born Conway, who was preferred to Tom Blundell and Will Young as Tom Latham’s opening partner. He rewarded the decision with a series of punchy drives and stout defence...