Sachin Tendulkar sets world record at Wankhede Stadium

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Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:41 [IST]
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Mumbai, Nov 14: Sachin Tendulkar set a new world record on Thursday by becoming the first cricketer in 136-year history of the five-day game to play 200 Tests.


When Tendulkar took the field against West Indies today in the second and final Test of the series, the Master Blaster set a new record.

Sachin Tendulkar sets world record

This is also Tendulkar's final Test before he retires from international cricket.

To mark the occasion, captain MS Dhoni, on behalf of Team India, handed over a special "200th Test" India cap to Tendulkar.

The 40-year-old right-hander, who made his debut against Pakistan in 1989, holds the record for most runs in Test history and also most centuries.

Tendulkar is playing the record 200th Test at his home ground Wankhede Stadium. It is the same venue where made his first-class debut in 1988 for Mumbai.

A specially minted coin was used for the toss in today's game as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honoured the retiring icon.

At the toss, former India captain-turned commentator Ravi Shastri announced: "Sachin Tendulkar is the first human being to play 200 Tests."

Also in this match, Shivnarine Chanderpaul won his 150th Test cap.

In 199 Tests, Tendulkar has scored 15,847 runs with 51 hundreds at an average of 53.71.

Most Test appearances in history

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200

Ricky Ponting (Australia) 168

Steve Waugh (Australia) 168

Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 164

Rahul Dravid (India) 164

Allan Border (Australia) 156

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 150

Mark Boucher (South Africa) 147

Shane Warne (Australia) 145

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 138


Story first published:  Thursday, November 14, 2013, 9:32 [IST]
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