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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
M Muralitharan (SL) v Zimbabwe Galle 12 Jan 2002 28 Aug 1992 9y 137d 72 Test # 1585
RJ Hadlee (NZ) v India Christchurch 2 Feb 1990 2 Feb 1973 17y 0d 80 Test # 1136
DW Steyn (SA) v Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Jul 2015 17 Dec 2004 10y 225d 80 Test # 2174
A Kumble (INDIA) v Australia Bangalore 6 Oct 2004 9 Aug 1990 14y 58d 85 Test # 1713
GD McGrath (AUS) v Pakistan Sharjah 19 Oct 2002 12 Nov 1993 8y 341d 87 Test # 1620
SK Warne (AUS) v England The Oval 23 Aug 2001 2 Jan 1992 9y 233d 92 Test # 1558
Wasim Akram (PAK) v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 14 Jun 2000 25 Jan 1985 15y 141d 96 Test # 1499
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) v West Indies Roseau 6 Jul 2011 25 Mar 1998 13y 103d 96 Test # 1999
CEL Ambrose (WI) v England Leeds 17 Aug 2000 2 Apr 1988 12y 137d 97 Test # 1508
SM Pollock (SA) v India Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006 16 Nov 1995 11y 29d 103 Test # 1823
JM Anderson (ENG) v New Zealand Leeds 29 May 2015 22 May 2003 12y 7d 104 Test # 2163
CA Walsh (WI) v Australia Port of Spain 5 Mar 1999 9 Nov 1984 14y 116d 107 Test # 1448
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) v Australia Perth 1 Feb 1992 16 Oct 1978 13y 108d 115 Test # 1186

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
Bowlers within a maximum of 120 matches shown

Records include the following recent matches:
India v England at Mohali, 3rd Test, Nov 26-29, 2016 [Test # 2238]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2016 [Test # 2237]
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, 3rd Test, Nov 24-27, 2016 [Test # 2236]

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Number of single-digit scores by the Australia batsmen against South Africa in Hobart was 16 - their joint-most in any Test. The last time before this they had 16 such scores in a Test was in 1912 at the Oval.

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