Tendulkar goes past 30,000-run milestone

Published: Friday, November 20, 2009, 14:35 [IST]
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Sachin goes past 30,000-run milestone

Ahmedabad: Sachin Tendulkar achieved another milestone in his career by completing 30,000 runs in his international career during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, Tendulkar crossed the 30,000-run mark during the second innings against Sri Lanka on the fifth and final day of the first Test.

He has so far played 160 Tests, 436 ODIs and a lone Twenty20 scoring 87 international hundreds and 145 fifties in all.

Tendulkar touched the magical 17,000-run mark in One-Day International cricket earlier in this month.

The 36-year-old is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game.

The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has more than eighty international centuries.

Regarded as the best in the business, Tendulkar, who made his ODI debut Pakistan in 1989, is already way ahead of his contemporaries when it comes to scoring runs.


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