Step by step: Sachin's journey to top

Published: Friday, October 17, 2008, 18:13 [IST]
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Bangalore: Sachin Tendulkar's arrival as the most prolific run scorer in Test history in Mohali on Friday is a feat he had appeared destined to achieve ever since bursting onto the international scene almost 20 years ago.

Below is a break-up of the Master Blaster"s journey as he cracked each thousand to the pinnacle.

1000 runs - 19th match, 29th inning v South Africa, 1992

2000 runs-32nd match, 45th inning v New Zealand, 1994

3000 runs-45th match, 68th inning v South Africa, 1996

4000 runs-58th match, 87th inning v Sri Lanka, 1997

5000 runs-67th match, 103rd inning v Pakistan, 1999

6000 runs-76th match, 121st inning v South Africa, 2000

7000 runs-85th match, 137th inning v South Africa, 2001

8000 runs-96th match, 154th inning v West Indies, 2002

9000 runs-111th match, 180th inning v Australia, 2004

10000 runs-122nd match, 196th inning v Pakistan, 2005

11000 runs-139th match, 224th inning v England, 2007

12027 runs-152nd match, 247th inning v Australia, 2008


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