Records / Test matches / Batting records / Oldest player to score a hundred

Player Age Runs Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
JB Hobbs 46y 82d 142 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
EH Hendren 45y 151d 132 England v Australia Manchester 6 Jul 1934 Test # 235
W Bardsley 43y 202d 193* Australia v England Lord's 26 Jun 1926 Test # 164
AW Nourse 42y 291d 111 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 12 Nov 1921 Test # 146
FE Woolley 42y 61d 154 England v South Africa Manchester 27 Jul 1929 Test # 184
EAB Rowan 42y 6d 236 South Africa v England Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
RB Simpson 41y 359d 100 Australia v India Adelaide 28 Jan 1978 Test # 816
WW Armstrong 41y 265d 123* Australia v England Melbourne 11 Feb 1921 Test # 138
TW Graveney 41y 263d 105 England v Pakistan Karachi 6 Mar 1969 Test # 650
HW Taylor 41y 241d 117 South Africa v England Cape Town 1 Jan 1931 Test # 202
B Sutcliffe 41y 108d 151* New Zealand v India Kolkata 5 Mar 1965 Test # 581
G Boycott 41y 63d 105 England v India Delhi 23 Dec 1981 Test # 914
GA Gooch 40y 314d 210 England v New Zealand Nottingham 2 Jun 1994 Test # 1260
AD Nourse 40y 207d 208 South Africa v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
CH Lloyd 40y 84d 114 West Indies v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 1984 Test # 999
CG Macartney 40y 27d 109 Australia v England Manchester 24 Jul 1926 Test # 166
VM Merchant 40y 21d 154 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339

Ages are shown as at the start of the match concerned.
Only the last century by any player is 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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