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Player Age Runs Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
JB Hobbs 46y 82d 142 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
EH Hendren 45y 151d 132 England v Australia Manchester 6 Jul 1934 Test # 235
W Bardsley 43y 202d 193* Australia v England Lord's 26 Jun 1926 Test # 164
AW Nourse 42y 291d 111 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 12 Nov 1921 Test # 146
FE Woolley 42y 61d 154 England v South Africa Manchester 27 Jul 1929 Test # 184
EAB Rowan 42y 6d 236 South Africa v England Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
RB Simpson 41y 359d 100 Australia v India Adelaide 28 Jan 1978 Test # 816
WW Armstrong 41y 265d 123* Australia v England Melbourne 11 Feb 1921 Test # 138
TW Graveney 41y 263d 105 England v Pakistan Karachi 6 Mar 1969 Test # 650
HW Taylor 41y 241d 117 South Africa v England Cape Town 1 Jan 1931 Test # 202
B Sutcliffe 41y 108d 151* New Zealand v India Kolkata 5 Mar 1965 Test # 581
G Boycott 41y 63d 105 England v India Delhi 23 Dec 1981 Test # 914
GA Gooch 40y 314d 210 England v New Zealand Nottingham 2 Jun 1994 Test # 1260
AD Nourse 40y 207d 208 South Africa v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
CH Lloyd 40y 84d 114 West Indies v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 1984 Test # 999
CG Macartney 40y 27d 109 Australia v England Manchester 24 Jul 1926 Test # 166
VM Merchant 40y 21d 154 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339

Ages are shown as at the start of the match concerned.
Only the last century by any player is shown.

Records include the following recent matches:
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, 2nd Test, Jun 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2125]

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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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