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Balls Min
548 777 DSBP Kuruppu (201*) Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 1986-87
524 433 D Houghton (266) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 1994-95
522 741 G Kirsten (275) South Africa v England Durban 1999-00
520 654 G Flower (201*) Zimbabwe v Pakistan Harare 1994-95
488 671 NS Sidhu (201) India v West Indies Port-of-Spain 1996-97
484 650 S Campbell (208) West Indies v New Zealand Bridgetown 1995-96
451 652 MS Atapattu (207*) Sri Lanka v Pakistan Kandy 2000-01
426 652 AD Gaekwad India v Pakistan Jalandhar 1983-84
411 656 Shoaib Mohammad (203*) Pakistan v New Zealand Karachi 1990-91
608 RB Simpson (311) Australia v England Manchester 1964

As of 2000

Ref: The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 3, 1996-2000

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