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Minutes Batsman Match Location Year
557 Mudassar Nazar Pakistan v England Lahore 1977-78
545 DJ McGlew South Africa v Australia Durban 1957-58
535 AP Gurusinha Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 1994-95
516 JJ Crowe New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (CCC) 1986-87
500 SV Manjrekar India v Zimbabwe Harare 1992-93
488 PE Richardson England v South Africa Johannesburg 1956-57

Note: The slowest hundred for any Test in England is 458 minutes (329 balls) by KWR Fletcher, England v Pakistan, The Oval, 1974.

The slowest double-hundred in a Test was scored in 777 minutes (548 balls) by DSBP Kuruppu for Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), 1986-87, on his debut.

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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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