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How the record changed hands
October 17, 2008
India's top batsman Sachin Tendulkar [Images] became the highest Test-run scorer in Mohali on Friday after scoring the 15 runs he required to surpass Brian Lara's [Images] record, in the first innings of the second Test against Australia [Images].
Tendulkar scored three runs after tea to move on to 16, giving him a career record of 11,955 runs, which eclipsed the previous mark of former West Indies [Images] captain Brian Lara.
Lara had scored 11,953 runs before retiring from international cricket in 2007. He went past former Australia captain Allan Border's [Images] tally of 11,174 runs in Adelaide in 2005.
Here is how the record of highest run-scorer in Tests has changed hands (from 1000 runs):
Note: Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 15 at the time of updating this statistic.
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