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Player Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
C Bannerman 165* 285 - 18 0 Australia v England Melbourne 15 Mar 1877 Test # 1
WL Murdoch 211 490 525 24 0 Australia v England The Oval 11 Aug 1884 Test # 16
RE Foster 287 419 - 37 0 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
A Sandham 325 600 640 28 0 England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
DG Bradman 334 383 448 46 0 Australia v England Leeds 11 Jul 1930 Test # 196
WR Hammond 336* 318 - 34 10 England v New Zealand Auckland 31 Mar 1933 Test # 226
L Hutton 364 797 847 35 0 England v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 1938 Test # 266
GS Sobers 365* 614 - 38 0 West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
BC Lara 375 766 538 45 0 West Indies v England St John's 16 Apr 1994 Test # 1259
ML Hayden 380 622 437 38 11 Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 9 Oct 2003 Test # 1661
BC Lara 400* 778 582 43 4 West Indies v England St John's 10 Apr 2004 Test # 1696

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Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Southampton, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]

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