Sachin scales new heights in ODIs, conquers Mt 15k

Published: Saturday, June 30, 2007, 4:13 [IST]
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Belfast:India's Sachin Tendulkar became the first man in cricket history to score 15,000 one-day international runs when he reached fifty against South Africa at Stormont here on Friday.

The 34-year-old reached the landmark in his 387th match at this level with a 79th fifty, off 64 balls with one six and nine fours, having made his one-day international debut in 1989 as a 16-year-old against Pakistan at Gujranwala.

Tendulkar was eventually out for 93, bottom-edging a cut against off-spinner Thandi Tshabalala into his stumps, following his 99 against the Proteas here on Tuesday.

That left him with a record of 15,043 one-day international runs at an average of 44.24 with 41 hundreds.

His nearest pursuer in the list of all-time leading one-day international run scorers is Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya with 12,063 in 395 matches.


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