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Balls faced

Balls faced Batsman Match Location Year
278 Virender Sehwag India v South Africa Chennai 2007-08
362 Matthew Hayden Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 2003-04
364 Virender Sehwag India v Pakistan Multan 2003-04

Minutes batted

Minutes Batsman Match Location Year
288 Wally Hammond England v New Zealand Auckland 1932-33
336 Don Bradman Australia v England Leeds 1930

Note: Accurate information is not available about the balls required to reach a triple-hundred in earlier matches. It is estimated Hammond took approximately 355 balls.

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Five players have scored ODI centuries against all the Test playing teams. Latest to feature in this list is Virat Kohli after scoring his maiden ODI century (138) against South Africa at Ranchi recently. The first to complete this set was Ricky Ponting in 2003, then Herchelle Gibbs in 2005, Sachin Tendulkar in 2012 and Hashim Amla in 2014.

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