Cricket: Devon Conway stars as Kiwis take centre stage in inaugural Major League Cricket opener at Dallas

Devon Conway has carried his Indian Premier League form over to Texas, with another impressive batting performance in the inaugural Major League Cricket opener.

Conway struck a quickfire half-century for Texas Super Kings, helping his team to a 69-run win over Los Angeles Knight Riders at Dallas.

Super Kings and Blackcaps teammate Mitch Santner showed his value with the willow down the order, hitting two massive sixes in a 21-run cameo.

Fellow Kiwi Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the Knight Riders bowlers, with his rapid pace causing the Super Kings batters all sorts of problems.

He removed Super Kings captain Faf du Plessis with his very first ball, before combining with Martin Guptill in the field to grab the important wicket of David Miller.

Miller topscored for the Super Kings with 61 runs, as they posted an imposing 181/6, after being asked to bat.

The Knight Riders chase got off to a horror start, losing their first three wickets for just seven runs, including that of Guptill for a duck. The Super Kings pace attack of South Africans Rusty Theron, Calvin Savage and Gerald Coetzee were a handful for the opposition batters.

West Indies star Andre Russell played a lone hand, with a blistering knock of 55 runs, which included 10 boundaries, but it wasn't enough, as the Knight Riders were bowled out in just 14 overs for 112 runs, with spinner Mohammad Mohsin ripping through their line-up with four wickets.

Super Kings 181/6 (Miller 61, Conway 55;  Ferguson 2/23) Knight Riders 112 (Mohsin 4/8; Theron 2/16)