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Double hundred on debut
Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
RE Foster 287 419 - 37 0 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
LG Rowe 214 427 - 19 1 West Indies v New Zealand Kingston 16 Feb 1972 Test # 693
DSBP Kuruppu 201* 777 548 24 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
MS Sinclair 214 534 447 22 0 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1478
JA Rudolph 222* 521 383 29 2 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003 Test # 1640
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
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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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