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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
M Muralitharan (SL) v Australia Kandy 16 Mar 2004 28 Aug 1992 11y 201d 87 Test # 1688
A Kumble (India) v England Mohali 9 Mar 2006 9 Aug 1990 15y 212d 105 Test # 1788
SK Warne (Aus) v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 2 Jan 1992 12y 66d 108 Test # 1685
GD McGrath (Aus) v England Lord's 21 Jul 2005 12 Nov 1993 11y 251d 110 Test # 1756
CA Walsh (WI) v South Africa Port of Spain 17 Mar 2001 9 Nov 1984 16y 128d 129 Test # 1538

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
Bowlers within a maximum of 150 matches shown

Records include the following recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]

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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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