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Double hundred on debut
Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
RE Foster 287 419 - 37 0 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
LG Rowe 214 427 - 19 1 West Indies v New Zealand Kingston 16 Feb 1972 Test # 693
DSBP Kuruppu 201* 777 548 24 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
MS Sinclair 214 534 447 22 0 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1478
JA Rudolph 222* 521 383 29 2 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003 Test # 1640
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150 - Live]
    » West Indies 131 (42.3 ov, SJ Benn 6*, DW Steyn 6/34) - Match over
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149 - Live]
    » Australia 130/6 (23.1 ov, MR Marsh 6*, MG Johnson 2*, VR Aaron 0/38) - Match over
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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