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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
DK Lillee (Aus) v India Melbourne 7 Feb 1981 29 Jan 1971 10y 9d 48 Test # 895
DW Steyn (SA) v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 17 Dec 2004 6y 363d 49 Test # 2023
AA Donald (SA) v West Indies Durban 26 Dec 1998 18 Apr 1992 6y 252d 50 Test # 1437
Waqar Younis (Pak) v South Africa Port Elizabeth 6 Mar 1998 15 Nov 1989 8y 111d 51 Test # 1406
M Muralitharan (SL) v Pakistan Karachi 12 Mar 2000 28 Aug 1992 7y 197d 51 Test # 1489
RJ Hadlee (NZ) v Pakistan Dunedin 9 Feb 1985 2 Feb 1973 12y 7d 53 Test # 1012
MD Marshall (WI) v Pakistan Bridgetown 22 Apr 1988 15 Dec 1978 9y 129d 53 Test # 1097
IT Botham (Eng) v Australia Perth 12 Nov 1982 28 Jul 1977 5y 107d 55 Test # 938
Imran Khan (Pak) v Sri Lanka Kandy 23 Feb 1986 3 Jun 1971 14y 265d 55 Test # 1037
SK Warne (Aus) v England Manchester 3 Jul 1997 2 Jan 1992 5y 182d 55 Test # 1372
A Kumble (India) v New Zealand Kanpur 22 Oct 1999 9 Aug 1990 9y 74d 55 Test # 1464
GD McGrath (Aus) v Pakistan Hobart 18 Nov 1999 12 Nov 1993 6y 6d 55 Test # 1469
FS Trueman (Eng) v New Zealand Christchurch 15 Mar 1963 5 Jun 1952 10y 283d 56 Test # 542
J Garner (WI) v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 1987 18 Feb 1977 10y 2d 57 Test # 1068
Danish Kaneria (Pak) v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2010 29 Nov 2000 9y 35d 57 Test # 1945
MG Johnson (Aus) v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 8 Nov 2007 6y 96d 57 Test # 2119
CEL Ambrose (WI) v England Manchester 27 Jul 1995 2 Apr 1988 7y 116d 58 Test # 1301
GP Swann (Eng) v Australia Brisbane 21 Nov 2013 11 Dec 2008 4y 345d 58 Test # 2103
BS Bedi (India) v Pakistan Lahore 27 Oct 1978 31 Dec 1966 11y 300d 60 Test # 832
Wasim Akram (Pak) v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 7 Feb 1995 25 Jan 1985 10y 13d 60 Test # 1288
SM Pollock (SA) v India Port Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001 16 Nov 1995 6y 0d 60 Test # 1569
Harbhajan Singh (India) v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2007 25 Mar 1998 9y 276d 61 Test # 1855
LR Gibbs (WI) v England Port of Spain 2 Feb 1974 5 Feb 1958 15y 362d 62 Test # 731
CJ McDermott (Aus) v England Melbourne 24 Dec 1994 22 Dec 1984 10y 2d 62 Test # 1279
B Lee (Aus) v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2007 26 Dec 1999 8y 0d 62 Test # 1855
N Kapil Dev (India) v England Mumbai 28 Nov 1984 16 Oct 1978 6y 43d 65 Test # 1001
M Ntini (SA) v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006 19 Mar 1998 8y 27d 65 Test # 1798
JM Anderson (Eng) v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Mar 2012 22 May 2003 8y 309d 67 Test # 2038
JN Gillespie (Aus) v England Birmingham 4 Aug 2005 29 Nov 1996 8y 248d 68 Test # 1758
DL Underwood (Eng) v Australia Melbourne 12 Mar 1977 30 Jun 1966 10y 255d 69 Test # 800
JB Statham (Eng) v South Africa The Oval 26 Aug 1965 17 Mar 1951 14y 162d 70 Test # 596
RGD Willis (Eng) v India Lord's 10 Jun 1982 9 Jan 1971 11y 152d 70 Test # 928
CA Walsh (WI) v New Zealand Wellington 10 Feb 1995 9 Nov 1984 10y 93d 70 Test # 1289
SCJ Broad (Eng) v India Lord's 17 Jul 2014 9 Dec 2007 6y 220d 71 Test # 2130
Z Khan (India) v Australia Mohali 1 Oct 2010 10 Nov 2000 9y 325d 73 Test # 1972

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
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Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]

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