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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Inns Scorecard
SR Tendulkar (India) v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008 15 Nov 1989 18y 337d 152 247 Test # 1889
RT Ponting (Aus) v Pakistan Leeds 21 Jul 2010 8 Dec 1995 14y 225d 146 247 Test # 1965
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) v Australia Johannesburg 17 Nov 2011 14 Dec 1995 15y 338d 147 249 Test # 2018
R Dravid (ICC/India) v South Africa Centurion 16 Dec 2010 20 Jun 1996 14y 179d 148 255 Test # 1985

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
Batsmen within a maximum of 360 innings shown

Records include the following recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]


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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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