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Sachin Tendulkar completes 3,500 runs in Test cricket against Australia

Sachin Tendulkar completes 3,500 runs in Test cricket against Australia

Sachin Tendulkar completed his 67th half-century in Tests on Saturday © AFP (File Pic)

Chennai: Feb 23, 2013

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday created yet another record by completing 3,500 runs in Test cricket against Australia, during the first Test at Chennai.

Tendulkar, who struck a fluent unbeaten half-century against the Australian side in India’s first innings, took a single off Moises Henriques in the 41st over to create the record.

Tendulkar has a splendid batting average of 58.38 against the Australians in his 23-year long career, wherein he slammed 11 centuries and 16 half-centuries.

Meanwhile, India lost their two openers James Pattinson but fought back via Cheteshwar Pujara and Sachin Tendulkar, taking tea at 84 for two on Day Two of the first Test agianst Australia.

Most runs (1000+) for India against Australia in Tests (overall)

Player Years M Runs  Highest RR 100s 50s
Sachin Tendulkar  1991-2013 36** 3503 241* 58.38 11 16
VVS Laxman  1998-2012 29 2434 281 49.67 6 12
Rahul Dravid  1996-2012 32 2143 233 39.68 2 13
Virender Sehwag  2003-2013 21** 1713 195 42.82 3 9
Sunil Gavaskar  1977-1986 20 1550 172 51.66 8 4
Gundappa Viswanath 1969-1981 18 1538 161* 53.03 4 9
Sourav Ganguly  1996-2008 24 1403 144 35.07 2 7
Dilip Vengsarkar  1977-1992 24 1304 164* 38.35 2 7

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