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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:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, 3rd Test, Jul 3-7, 2015 [Test # 2169]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Jun 25-29, 2015 [Test # 2168]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, 1st Test, Jun 17-21, 2015 [Test # 2167]

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When England's Wilfred Rhodes and Bert Strudwick shared a 10th-wicket stand of 14 against Australia at The Oval in 1926, they became the oldest pair (collective age) to bat together in Test history. Rhodes was 48 years old at the time while Strudwick was 46, making their collective age 94 years.

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