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Test Series

Attendance Series Year
943,000 Australia v England 1936-37

Test Series in England

Attendance Series Year
549,650 England v Australia 1953

Tests

Attendance Series Venue Year
465,000 India v Pakistan Calcutta 1998-99
350,534 Australia v England Melbourne 1936-37

Tests in England

Attendance Series Venue Year
158,000 England v Australia Leeds 1948
137,915 England v Australia Leeds 1953
141,967 England v West Indies Lord's 2004
142,945 England v Australia Lord's 2009
140,111 England v India Lord's 2011

Test Match Day

Attendance Series Venue Year
100,000** India v Pakistan Calcutta 1998-99
90,800 Australia v West Indies Melbourne, 5th Test, 2nd day 1960-61
90,831 Australia v England Melbourne, 4th Test, 1st day 2013-14

ODIs

Attendance Match Venue Year
100,000** India v South Africa Calcutta 1993-94
100,000** India v West Indies Calcutta 1993-94
100,000** India v West Indies Calcutta 1993-94
100,000** India v Sri Lanka (WC semi-final) Calcutta 1995-96
100,000** India v Australia Kolkata 2003-04
90,000** India v Pakistan Calcutta 1986-87
90,000** India v South Africa Calcutta 1991-92
87,812 England v Pakistan (WC final) Melbourne 1991-92
86,122 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 1983-84

Other First-Class Matches in England

Attendance Series Venue Year
93,000 England v Australia** Lord's 1945
80,000+ Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 1906
78,792 Yorkshire v Lancashire Headingley 1904
80,000+ Lancashire v Yorkshire Old Trafford 1926

** No official attendance figures were issued for these games but capacity at Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is believed to have reached 100,000 following rebuilding in 1993.

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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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