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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
M Muralitharan (SL) v Australia Kandy 16 Mar 2004 28 Aug 1992 11y 201d 87 Test # 1688
A Kumble (India) v England Mohali 9 Mar 2006 9 Aug 1990 15y 212d 105 Test # 1788
SK Warne (Aus) v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 2 Jan 1992 12y 66d 108 Test # 1685
GD McGrath (Aus) v England Lord's 21 Jul 2005 12 Nov 1993 11y 251d 110 Test # 1756
CA Walsh (WI) v South Africa Port of Spain 17 Mar 2001 9 Nov 1984 16y 128d 129 Test # 1538

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
Bowlers within a maximum of 150 matches shown

Records include the following recent matches:
West Indies v England at North Sound, 1st Test, Apr 13-17, 2015 [Test # 2157]
Australia v India at Sydney, 4th Test, Jan 6-10, 2015 [Test # 2156]
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, 2nd Test, Jan 3-7, 2015 [Test # 2155]

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