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By Minutes
Minutes Batsman Match Location Year
27 Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh v India Mirpur 2007
28 JT Brown England v Australia Melbourne 1894-95
29 SA Durani India v England Kanpur 1963-64
30 EAV Williams West Indies v England Bridgetown 1947-48
30 BR Taylor New Zealand v West Indies Auckland 1968-69
31 WJ O'Reilly Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 1935-36
32 R Benaud Australia v West Indies Kingston 1954-55
32 WJ Cronje South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 1997-98

By Balls Faced (where known)
Balls Batsman Match Location Year
24 JH Kallis South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 2004-05
26 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v India Bangalore 2004-05
26 Mohammad Ashraful Bangaldesh v India Mirpur 2007
27 Yousuf Youhana Pakistan v South Africa Cape Town 2002-03
28 EAV Williams West Indies v England Bridgetown 1947-48
28 IT Botham England v India Delhi 1981-82
29 B Yardley Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 1977-78
29 TG Southee New Zealand v England Napier 2007-08
30 N Kapil Dev India v Pakistan Karachi 1982-83
30 TM Dilshan Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 2009
31 A Ranatunga Sri Lanka v India Kanpur 1986-87
31 WJ Cronje South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 1997-98
32 IVA Richards West Indies v India Kingston 1982-83
32 IT Botham England v New Zealand The Oval 1986
32 V Sehwag India v England Chennai 2008-09
32 MA Starc Australia v South Africa Perth 2012-13
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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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