WC 2003 - Sachin becomes the highest ever scorer in a single WC

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2003, 1:32 [IST]
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Johannesburg: Sachin Tendulkar missed his 35th One-day hundred by just three runs in India's Super Six match against Sri Lanka on Monday but broke his own record of scoring the maximum runs in a single World Cup.When he moved from 46 to 50 with a boundary, Tendulkar aggregated 524 runs in this World Cup, going past the 523 he had scored in the 1996 edition at home. After Monday's innings, he has 571 runs from eight games and is certain to play at least two more knocks in this tournament.Tendulkar is also the highest scorer in all the World Cups 1,630 runs after Monday's innings miles ahead of Javed Miandad (1,083) and Aravinda de Silva (1,028). However, he missed an opportunity to score yet another ton when he top-edged an Aravinda de Silva delivery into the hands of wicket-keeper Kumara Sangakkara while trying to sweep.It was the second time in this tournament that Tendulkar has got out in the 90s. He was dismissed for 98 against Pakistan. PTI

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