By Minutes
Minutes Batsman Match Location Year
70 JM Gregory Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 1921-22
77 GL Jessop England v Australia The Oval 1902
78 R Benaud Australia v West Indies Kingston 1954-55
80 JH Sinclair South Africa v Australia Cape Town 1902-03
81 IVA Richards West Indies v England St John's 1985-86
86 BR Taylor New Zealand v West Indies Auckland 1968-69

By Balls Faced (where known)
Balls Batsman Match Location Year
56 IVA Richards West Indies v England St John's 1985-86
57 AC Gilchrist Australia v England Perth 2006-07
67 JM Gregory Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 1921-22
69 S Chanderpaul West Indies v Australia Georgetown 2002-03
69 DA Warner Australia v India Perth 2011-12
70 CH Gayle West Indies v Australia Perth 2009-10
71 RC Fredericks West Indies v Australia Perth 1975-76
74 Majid Khan Pakistan v New Zealand Karachi 1976-77
74 Kapil Dev India v Sri Lanka Kanpur 1986-87
74 M Azharuddin India v South Africa Calcutta 1996-97
75 AB de Villiers South Africa v India Centurion 2010-11
76 GL Jessop England v Australia The Oval 1902

Note: All the figures are from the start of an individual innings. NJ Astle's second hundred in his 222 v England at Christchurch in 2001/02 took 39 balls.

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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.

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