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Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to score 15,000 Test runs

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to score 15,000 Test runs

Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during the third day of the opening Test © AFP

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

New Delhi: Nov 8, 2011

 

India’s star batsman Sachin Tendulkar created yet another record on Tuesday when he became the first-ever cricketer to score 15,000 runs in Test cricket, during the opening Test match against the West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

 

Playing in his 182nd match, Tendulkar reached the mark on the third day of the first cricket Test against the West Indies when he scored his 28th run in India’s second innings with a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.

 

After crossing the coveted milestone, the batting maestro looked up at the heavens and acknowledged the standing ovation given by his teammates from the dressing room as his partner Rahul Dravid congratulated him.

 

The West Indian players also came up after the completion of the over to congratulate the iconic batsman.

 

Tendulkar was 35 runs short of 15,000 before this match and he scored seven in the first innings before being adjidged leg-before off Fidel Edwards.

 

With 14,422 crowd cheering him, Tendulkar, who came in at the fall of Virender Sehwag’s wicket when the team total was 95 for two, played cautiously with India needing 276 runs to win the match.

 

He hit just two fours after facing 76 balls to reach 28. The 38-year-old Tendulkar, the world’s most prolific batsman, now needs just one hundred to complete a historic 100 international tons. He has scored 51 Test tons and 48 ODI hundreds.

 

Tendulkar is the first cricketer in the history of the game to reach 12, 000, 13, 000 and 14, 000 runs in the Test format. He is the leading run-scorer in both ODIs and Tests, as well as in the number of centuries scored.

 

Tendulkar is the first Indian cricketer to break Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Test centuries, and is also the only player in the limited-overs format to score 200 runs in an innings.

 

Tendulkar’s bid for an unprecedented century of centuries has been the talking point ever since he hammered his 99th international hundred against South Africa at the World Cup in March.

 

Millions of fans expected Tendulkar to achieve the feat on the recent tour of England, but the batting ace headed home without a three-figure knock in the disastrous series, which India lost 4-0.

 

He was ruled out of the subsequent home and away one-day matches against England due to a toe injury and has now gone eight games — four one-dayers and as many Tests — without a century.

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