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Balls faced

Balls faced Batsman Match Location Year
278 Virender Sehwag India v South Africa Chennai 2007-08
362 Matthew Hayden Australia v Zimbabwe Perth 2003-04
364 Virender Sehwag India v Pakistan Multan 2003-04

Minutes batted

Minutes Batsman Match Location Year
288 Wally Hammond England v New Zealand Auckland 1932-33
336 Don Bradman Australia v England Leeds 1930

Note: Accurate information is not available about the balls required to reach a triple-hundred in earlier matches. It is estimated Hammond took approximately 355 balls.

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Number of single-digit scores by the Australia batsmen against South Africa in Hobart was 16 - their joint-most in any Test. The last time before this they had 16 such scores in a Test was in 1912 at the Oval.

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