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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
21 Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan v Australia Abu Dhabi 2014-15
24 JH Kallis South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 2004-05
25 S Shillingford West Indies v New Zealand Kingston 2014
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
28 CH Gayle West Indiies v New Zealand Port of Spain 2014
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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Gordon Greenidge is the only opening batsman to have been dismissed in the 90s in both innings of a Test match. Incidentally, this has happened to him on two occasions, versus Pakistan in 1977 and against New Zealand in 1980.

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