The 1982-83 Faisalabad Test against Pakistan saw Sunil Gavaskar had batted for more than seven hours (433 minutes) to score an unbeaten 127. He had become the first Indian batsman to carry his bat through a completed Test innings.
The Faisalabad Test became famous for a unique feat recorded by Pakistani batsmen, as for the first time number four, five, six and seven registered hundreds in the same Test innings. The said instance is the only occasion in the 139-year history of Test cricket when four middle-order batsmen posted hundreds in the same innings.
Since then, three instances have been recorded when number five, six and seven scored centuries in the same Test innings – one each for Australia, West Indies and England.