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Minutes Batsman Match Location Year
557 Mudassar Nazar Pakistan v England Lahore 1977-78
545 DJ McGlew South Africa v Australia Durban 1957-58
535 AP Gurusinha Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 1994-95
516 JJ Crowe New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (CCC) 1986-87
500 SV Manjrekar India v Zimbabwe Harare 1992-93
488 PE Richardson England v South Africa Johannesburg 1956-57

Note: The slowest hundred for any Test in England is 458 minutes (329 balls) by KWR Fletcher, England v Pakistan, The Oval, 1974.

The slowest double-hundred in a Test was scored in 777 minutes (548 balls) by DSBP Kuruppu for Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), 1986-87, on his debut.

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Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly have scored hundreds in the same Test innings on only one occasion. In August 2002 at Headingly, Tendulkar top scored with 193, while Dravid and Ganguly scored 148 and 128 respectively in the first innings of the Test leading India to a famous win against England by an innings and 46 runs.

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