CWC 2023: Devon Conway becomes the first player to score a century on ODI World Cup debut


The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played between England and New Zealand (England vs New Zealand). In this match, New Zealand made many records by defeating England unilaterally. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra scored centuries for the Kiwi team.

This was the first match of the World Cup for both these players and both of them scored centuries. Meanwhile, Conway’s name has been added to a special list.

He became the second oldest player to score a century on World Cup debut.

He scored a century on World Cup debut at the age of 32 years and 89 days, becoming the second oldest player to do so. Ireland’s Jeremy Bray tops this list. He scored a century on his World Cup debut in the 2007 World Cup against Zimbabwe at the age of 33 years, 105 days.

The second name on this list is now Devon Conway. Third in the list is England’s Dennis Amiss, who scored a century on his World Cup debut against India in 1975. At that time his age was 32 years, 61 days. Amiss also holds the record for the first century in the history of the World Cup.

However, if we talk about the first match of the World Cup 2023, the New Zealand team had won the toss and decided to bowl first. England’s batsmen showed their aggressive nature, but also kept losing wickets at regular intervals. India scored 282 runs losing 9 wickets in 50 overs.

In reply, New Zealand lost the wicket of Will Young (0) for just 10 runs, but from here there was a partnership of 273* between Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra and New Zealand won the match by 9 wickets. Conway remained unbeaten on 152 runs in 121 balls while Rachin Ravindra played an unbeaten inning of 123 runs in 96 balls.