Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Fastest to 450 wickets

Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
M Muralitharan (SL) v New Zealand Kandy 3 May 2003 28 Aug 1992 10y 248d 80 Test # 1644
A Kumble (India) v Pakistan Mohali 8 Mar 2005 9 Aug 1990 14y 211d 93 Test # 1738
GD McGrath (Aus) v India Nagpur 26 Oct 2004 12 Nov 1993 10y 349d 100 Test # 1718
SK Warne (Aus) v South Africa Durban 15 Mar 2002 2 Jan 1992 10y 72d 101 Test # 1595
CA Walsh (WI) v England Birmingham 15 Jun 2000 9 Nov 1984 15y 219d 118 Test # 1500

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 135 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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