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Balls Min
548 777 DSBP Kuruppu (201*) Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 1986-87
524 433 D Houghton (266) Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 1994-95
522 741 G Kirsten (275) South Africa v England Durban 1999-00
520 654 G Flower (201*) Zimbabwe v Pakistan Harare 1994-95
488 671 NS Sidhu (201) India v West Indies Port-of-Spain 1996-97
484 650 S Campbell (208) West Indies v New Zealand Bridgetown 1995-96
451 652 MS Atapattu (207*) Sri Lanka v Pakistan Kandy 2000-01
426 652 AD Gaekwad India v Pakistan Jalandhar 1983-84
411 656 Shoaib Mohammad (203*) Pakistan v New Zealand Karachi 1990-91
608 RB Simpson (311) Australia v England Manchester 1964

As of 2000

Ref: The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 3, 1996-2000

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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.

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