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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
DK Lillee (Aus) v Pakistan Brisbane 27 Nov 1981 29 Jan 1971 10y 302d 56 Test # 910
M Muralitharan (SL) v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000 28 Aug 1992 8y 120d 58 Test # 1526
RJ Hadlee (NZ) v Australia Wellington 21 Feb 1986 2 Feb 1973 13y 19d 61 Test # 1035
MD Marshall (WI) v Australia Melbourne 24 Dec 1988 15 Dec 1978 10y 9d 61 Test # 1112
DW Steyn (SA) v New Zealand Cape Town 2 Jan 2013 17 Dec 2004 8y 16d 61 Test # 2069
SK Warne (Aus) v South Africa Sydney 2 Jan 1998 2 Jan 1992 6y 0d 63 Test # 1393
AA Donald (SA) v New Zealand Bloemfontein 17 Nov 2000 18 Apr 1992 8y 213d 63 Test # 1514
GD McGrath (Aus) v West Indies Perth 1 Dec 2000 12 Nov 1993 7y 19d 64 Test # 1520
FS Trueman (Eng) v Australia The Oval 13 Aug 1964 5 Jun 1952 12y 69d 65 Test # 565
Waqar Younis (Pak) v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 14 Jun 2000 15 Nov 1989 10y 212d 65 Test # 1499
A Kumble (India) v England Bangalore 19 Dec 2001 9 Aug 1990 11y 132d 66 Test # 1578
Imran Khan (Pak) v England Leeds 2 Jul 1987 3 Jun 1971 16y 29d 68 Test # 1077
Wasim Akram (Pak) v England The Oval 22 Aug 1996 25 Jan 1985 11y 210d 70 Test # 1332
CEL Ambrose (WI) v Sri Lanka St John's 13 Jun 1997 2 Apr 1988 9y 72d 71 Test # 1369
IT Botham (Eng) v West Indies The Oval 9 Aug 1984 28 Jul 1977 7y 12d 72 Test # 993
Harbhajan Singh (India) v Australia Nagpur 6 Nov 2008 25 Mar 1998 10y 226d 72 Test # 1892
B Lee (Aus) v New Zealand Brisbane 20 Nov 2008 26 Dec 1999 8y 330d 73 Test # 1894
SM Pollock (SA) v England The Oval 4 Sep 2003 16 Nov 1995 7y 292d 74 Test # 1659
M Ntini (SA) v Pakistan Port Elizabeth 19 Jan 2007 19 Mar 1998 8y 306d 74 Test # 1829
LR Gibbs (WI) v Australia Perth 12 Dec 1975 5 Feb 1958 17y 310d 75 Test # 765
CA Walsh (WI) v England The Oval 24 Aug 1995 9 Nov 1984 10y 288d 80 Test # 1303
RGD Willis (Eng) v New Zealand Leeds 28 Jul 1983 9 Jan 1971 12y 200d 81 Test # 958
JM Anderson (Eng) v New Zealand Lord's 16 May 2013 22 May 2003 9y 359d 81 Test # 2088
N Kapil Dev (India) v Sri Lanka Cuttack 4 Jan 1987 16 Oct 1978 8y 80d 83 Test # 1064
Z Khan (India) v South Africa Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013 10 Nov 2000 13y 38d 89 Test # 2108
WPUJC Vaas (SL) v India Delhi 10 Dec 2005 26 Aug 1994 11y 106d 90 Test # 1776

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:
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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