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Team 1 Team 2 Balls Overs Days Winner Ground Match Date Scorecard
South Africa England 5447 680.7x8 10 drawn Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
Australia England 4244 707.2 8 Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
Australia England 4209 701.3 7 England Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
Australia England 4174 695.4 7 England Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
Australia England 3787 473.3x8 7 Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1925 Test # 159
West Indies England 3683 613.5 9 drawn Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
Australia South Africa 3652 456.4x8 6 South Africa Melbourne 6 Feb 1953 Test # 365
England West Indies 3645 607.3 5 West Indies Lord's 24 Jun 1950 Test # 324
Australia England 3639 454.7x8 7 Australia Sydney 19 Dec 1924 Test # 158
Australia England 3597 449.5x8 7 Australia Adelaide 16 Jan 1925 Test # 160
England West Indies 3536 589.2 5 drawn Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
West Indies India 3526 587.4 6 drawn Port of Spain 13 Apr 1971 Test # 686
Australia England 3525 440.5x8 6 drawn Adelaide 31 Jan 1947 Test # 282
England South Africa 3522 587.0 4 drawn Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
West Indies Australia 3446 574.2 6 drawn Bridgetown 14 May 1955 Test # 406
West Indies India 3438 573.0 6 drawn Port of Spain 21 Jan 1953 Test # 363
West Indies India 3438 573.0 6 drawn Kingston 28 Mar 1953 Test # 371
Australia England 3376 562.4 6 England Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
Australia England 3360 420.0x8 5 drawn Sydney 15 Feb 1963 Test # 539
Australia England 3355 419.3x8 6 drawn Melbourne 1 Jan 1947 Test # 281
Australia West Indies 3353 419.1x8 5 Australia Melbourne 10 Feb 1961 Test # 506
Australia India 3351 418.7x8 6 Australia Adelaide 28 Jan 1978 Test # 816
England West Indies 3331 555.1 5 West Indies Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
England Australia 3306 551.0 5 drawn Manchester 23 Jul 1964 Test # 564
Australia West Indies 3306 413.2x8 5 drawn Adelaide 24 Jan 1969 Test # 645
England Australia 3298 549.4 5 Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
Australia England 3296 412.0x8 5 drawn Brisbane 30 Nov 1962 Test # 535
South Africa Australia 3284 547.2 5 Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1966 Test # 613
Australia West Indies 3283 410.3x8 5 drawn Adelaide 27 Jan 1961 Test # 504
Australia South Africa 3272 545.2 6 Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1931 Test # 214
West Indies Pakistan 3268 544.4 6 drawn Bridgetown 17 Jan 1958 Test # 446
Australia England 3245 540.5 6 England Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
Australia India 3244 405.4x8 5 Australia Brisbane 19 Jan 1968 Test # 626
West Indies Australia 3236 539.2 6 drawn Bridgetown 5 May 1965 Test # 589
Australia England 3235 539.1 6 England Sydney 14 Dec 1928 Test # 177
England South Africa 3234 539.0 4 drawn The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
England West Indies 3228 538.0 5 drawn Nottingham 4 Jul 1957 Test # 441
West Indies England 3216 536.0 5 drawn Kingston 16 Feb 1974 Test # 732
Australia England 3194 532.2 6 Australia Adelaide 14 Jan 1921 Test # 137
West Indies India 3189 531.3 6 drawn Port of Spain 19 Feb 1953 Test # 367
Pakistan New Zealand 3189 531.3 5 Pakistan Lahore 26 Oct 1955 Test # 414
Australia Pakistan 3170 396.2x8 5 drawn Adelaide 24 Dec 1976 Test # 789
Australia England 3168 528.0 6 Australia Adelaide 17 Jan 1902 Test # 67
Australia South Africa 3164 395.4x8 5 drawn Adelaide 24 Jan 1953 Test # 364
England India 3163 527.1 5 England Leeds 8 Jun 1967 Test # 618
England Australia 3161 526.5 6 Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930 Test # 198
England Australia 3158 526.2 5 drawn Lord's 25 Jun 1953 Test # 373
England South Africa 3152 525.2 5 South Africa Manchester 7 Jul 1955 Test # 410
South Africa Australia 3147 393.3x8 5 drawn Durban 24 Jan 1958 Test # 447
Australia West Indies 3142 392.6x8 5 tied Brisbane 9 Dec 1960 Test # 498
Pakistan England 3142 523.4 5 drawn Dhaka 19 Jan 1962 Test # 521
England West Indies 3135 522.3 5 drawn Lord's 26 Jun 1969 Test # 654
England South Africa 3122 520.2 5 South Africa Nottingham 7 Jun 1951 Test # 334
England Australia 3113 518.5 5 drawn Leeds 25 Jul 1968 Test # 640
India England 3109 518.1 5 drawn Kanpur 15 Feb 1964 Test # 557
Australia England 3108 388.4x8 6 Australia Adelaide 29 Jan 1937 Test # 258
Australia England 3102 517.0 5 Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1892 Test # 35
West Indies New Zealand 3102 517.0 5 drawn Port of Spain 9 Mar 1972 Test # 694
West Indies India 3097 516.1 5 West Indies Bridgetown 23 Mar 1962 Test # 527
West Indies Australia 3092 515.2 6 drawn Port of Spain 26 Mar 1965 Test # 584
Australia West Indies 3087 385.7x8 6 Australia Sydney 14 Feb 1969 Test # 646
South Africa England 3071 511.5 5 drawn Cape Town 1 Jan 1965 Test # 573
West Indies England 3070 511.4 6 West Indies Bridgetown 6 Feb 1954 Test # 383
England West Indies 3070 511.4 5 West Indies Nottingham 30 Jun 1966 Test # 607
England South Africa 3067 511.1 5 South Africa Leeds 21 Jul 1955 Test # 411
England Pakistan 3066 511.0 5 England Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
England South Africa 3056 509.2 5 drawn Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
India Australia 3049 508.1 5 drawn Kanpur 15 Nov 1969 Test # 666
Australia England 3049 381.1x8 5 drawn Perth 11 Dec 1970 Test # 675
England Australia 3042 507.0 5 England The Oval 22 Aug 1968 Test # 641
England Australia 3041 506.5 5 Australia Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
England New Zealand 3041 506.5 5 drawn Lord's 21 Jun 1973 Test # 723
New Zealand England 3041 380.1x8 6 drawn Auckland 4 Mar 1978 Test # 820
England Australia 3034 505.4 4 Australia Lord's 27 Jun 1930 Test # 195
West Indies England 3030 505.0 6 drawn Port of Spain 17 Mar 1954 Test # 385
Australia England 3027 378.3x8 5 drawn Adelaide 29 Jan 1971 Test # 678
Australia West Indies 3022 377.6x8 5 Australia Sydney 30 Nov 1951 Test # 341
Australia England 3016 502.4 6 England Adelaide 13 Jan 1933 Test # 222
England Australia 3015 502.3 4 drawn Nottingham 10 Jun 1938 Test # 263
West Indies New Zealand 3015 502.3 5 drawn Kingston 16 Feb 1972 Test # 693
England Australia 3007 501.1 6 drawn The Oval 28 Aug 1975 Test # 763
Australia England 3005 375.5x8 6 Australia Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
New Zealand Australia 3005 375.5x8 5 drawn Wellington 1 Mar 1974 Test # 733
West Indies India 3004 500.4 5 West Indies Port of Spain 4 Apr 1962 Test # 528
Australia South Africa 3003 500.3 6 South Africa Adelaide 7 Jan 1911 Test # 113
West Indies England 3002 500.2 6 drawn Georgetown 28 Mar 1968 Test # 636
Australia South Africa 3000 375.0x8 5 drawn Sydney 7 Feb 1964 Test # 555

Records include the following recent matches:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), 2nd Test, Nov 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2146]
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, 3rd Test, Nov 12-16, 2014 [Test # 2145]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 1st Test, Nov 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2144]

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Gordon Greenidge is the only opening batsman to have been dismissed in the 90s in both innings of a Test match. Incidentally, this has happened to him on two occasions, versus Pakistan in 1977 and against New Zealand in 1980.

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