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Slowest Test Century: Only a real cricket fan will understand and enjoy the cricket’s longest format – Test.
The record of the slowest century in Test cricket is quite an unwanted record for a player it shows that it took a batsman a long time to achieve the feat. Probably, he was battling to save the match and had to take up as many balls as possible.
During the first Test of England’s tour of Pakistan in December 1977, Pakistan opener Mudassar Nazar scored 114 off 449 deliveries; an innings which lasted a whopping 591 minutes. He took nearly 10 hours in what is the slowest 100 in Test.
In terms of Indian players, former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar holds the record for the slowest test century by an Indian player. It was during the Indian cricket team’s only Test against Zimbabwe in October 1992 that Sanjay Manjrekar scored the fifth slowest Test century.
Slowest Test Century
|Player||Balls faced for Hundred||Country||Against|
|Thilan Samaraweera||408||Sri Lanka||England|
|Jimmy Adams||365||West Indies||Zimbabwe|
|Clive Radley||396||England||New Zealand|
Slowest Test Century in terms of Minutes
|557||Mudassar Nazar||Pakistan v England||Lahore||1977-78|
|545||DJ McGlew||South Africa v Australia||Durban||1957-58|
|535||AP Gurusinha||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe||Harare||1994-95|
|516||JJ Crowe||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||Colombo (CCC)||1986-87|
|500||SV Manjrekar||India v Zimbabwe||Harare||1992-93|
|488||PE Richardson||England v South Africa||Johannesburg||1956-57|
|458||KWR Fletcher||England v Pakistan||The Oval||1974|
Slowest Double Hundred in Test
|548||777||DSBP Kuruppu (201*)||Sri Lanka v New Zealand||Colombo (CCC)||1986-87|
|524||433||D Houghton (266)||Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka||Bulawayo||1994-95|
|522||741||G Kirsten (275)||South Africa v England||Durban||1999-00|
|520||654||G Flower (201*)||Zimbabwe v Pakistan||Harare||1994-95|
|488||671||NS Sidhu (201)||India v West Indies||Port-of-Spain||1996-97|
|484||650||S Campbell (208)||West Indies v New Zealand||Bridgetown||1995-96|
|451||652||MS Atapattu (207*)||Sri Lanka v Pakistan||Kandy||2000-01|
|426||652||AD Gaekwad (201)||India v Pakistan||Jalandhar||1983-84|
|411||656||Shoaib Mohammad (203*)||Pakistan v New Zealand||Karachi||1990-91|
Slowest Triple Hundred in Test
|858||Hanif Mohammad (337)||Pakistan v West Indies||Bridgetown||1957-58|
|753||RB Simpson (311)||Australia v England||Manchester||1964|