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Player Team Mat From Until
AR Border Australia 153 10 Mar 1979 25 Mar 1994
ME Waugh Australia 107 3 Jun 1993 19 Oct 2002
AN Cook England 107* 11 May 2006 15 Aug 2014
SM Gavaskar India 106 23 Jan 1975 3 Feb 1987
AC Gilchrist Australia 96 5 Nov 1999 24 Jan 2008
AB de Villiers South Africa 96* 17 Dec 2004 17 Dec 2014
R Dravid India 93 20 Jun 1996 10 Dec 2005
DPMD Jayawardene Sri Lanka 93 8 Nov 2002 3 Jan 2013
BB McCullum New Zealand 90* 10 Mar 2004 26 Nov 2014
GR Viswanath India 87 19 Mar 1971 30 Jan 1983
ML Hayden Australia 86 31 Mar 2000 2 Jan 2008
GS Sobers West Indies 85 11 Apr 1955 20 Apr 1972
SR Tendulkar India 84 15 Nov 1989 15 Jun 2001
MEK Hussey Australia 79 3 Nov 2005 3 Jan 2013
MV Boucher South Africa 75 14 Feb 1998 11 Aug 2004
RT Ponting Australia 73 3 Nov 2004 26 Dec 2010
DL Haynes West Indies 72 1 Dec 1979 16 Jun 1988
SP Fleming New Zealand 72 1 Jul 1999 22 Mar 2008
IM Chappell Australia 71 28 Jan 1966 31 Jan 1976
M Azharuddin India 69 28 Apr 1989 24 Feb 1999
HM Amla South Africa 68 27 Apr 2006 14 Oct 2013
N Kapil Dev India 66 16 Oct 1978 12 Dec 1984
APE Knott England 65 5 Mar 1971 25 Aug 1977
IT Botham England 65 10 Feb 1978 2 Mar 1984
N Kapil Dev India 65 13 Jan 1985 19 Mar 1994
IA Healy Australia 64 15 Sep 1988 5 Oct 1994
BC Lara West Indies 64 18 Apr 1992 26 Dec 1999
MA Atherton England 63 19 Feb 1993 6 Aug 1998
AJ Stewart England 62 20 Jun 1996 23 Aug 2001
RB Kanhai West Indies 61 30 May 1957 14 Feb 1969
IVA Richards West Indies 61 5 Jun 1980 11 Jan 1988
DC Boon Australia 60 15 Mar 1990 25 Jan 1996
A Kumble India 60 18 Oct 1992 2 Mar 2000
JH Kallis South Africa 60 26 Dec 1997 2 Jan 2003
MJ Prior England 60 6 Mar 2009 13 Dec 2013
MJ Clarke Australia 59 30 May 2008 14 Mar 2013
JR Reid New Zealand 58 23 Jul 1949 8 Jul 1965
AW Greig England 58 8 Jun 1972 25 Aug 1977
SMH Kirmani India 56 11 Sep 1979 31 Jan 1985
ADR Campbell Zimbabwe 56 18 Oct 1992 14 Sep 2001
SC Ganguly India 56 2 Aug 1997 8 Oct 2003
IA Healy Australia 55 25 Nov 1994 14 Oct 1999
GD McGrath Australia 54 1 Oct 1998 26 Dec 2002
KP Pietersen England 54 21 Jul 2005 16 Jul 2009
MV Boucher South Africa 54 13 Jan 2005 6 Feb 2010
KJ Hughes Australia 53 1 Dec 1978 2 Jan 1983
Javed Miandad Pakistan 53 14 Dec 1977 2 Jan 1984
CA Walsh West Indies 53 12 Apr 1990 14 Mar 1997
G Kirsten South Africa 53 26 Dec 1993 18 Mar 1999
MS Atapattu Sri Lanka 53 20 Jun 1997 21 Jul 2002
JL Langer Australia 53 23 Aug 2001 14 Oct 2005
FE Woolley England 52 9 Aug 1909 14 Aug 1926
PBH May England 52 15 Aug 1953 2 Jul 1959
RW Marsh Australia 52 27 Nov 1970 25 Aug 1977
MA Taylor Australia 52 17 Mar 1994 2 Jan 1999
A Flower Zimbabwe 52 18 Oct 1992 15 Jun 2001
GS Chappell Australia 51 11 Dec 1970 25 Aug 1977
DI Gower England 51 27 Nov 1981 5 Jun 1986
AC Parore New Zealand 51 21 Nov 1996 30 Mar 2002
RJ Shastri India 50 24 Sep 1983 9 Dec 1989

* indicates an ongoing sequence

Records include the following recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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