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Tendulkar rules supreme

October 17, 2008 19:58 IST

Sachin Tendulkar became the highest Test-run scorer on Friday when he passed his target of 15 runs in the first innings of the second Test match against Australia in Mohali.

Tendulkar scored three runs after tea to move on to 16, giving him a career record of 11,955 runs to surpass the previous mark of West Indian Brian Lara. Lara had scored 11,953 runs before he retired from international cricket in 2007.

Tendulkar was dismissed for a vintage knock of 88 during which he also became the first batsman to cross the 12,000-run mark in Tests.

Rediff.com presents a detailed statistical analysis with regard to the world record for most Test runs.

Highest run-aggregates in Test cricket
Mts Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
SR Tendulkar (Ind) 152 247 25 12027 248* 54.17 39 50
BC Lara (WI) 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48
AR Border (Aus) 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63
SR Waugh (Aus) 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50
R Dravid (Ind) 127 219 26 10341 270 53.58 25 53
RT Ponting (Aus) 121 201 26 10239 257 58.50 36 40
SM Gavaskar (Ind) 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45
JH Kallis (SA) 123 209 33 9761 189* 55.46 30 48
GA Gooch (Eng) 118 215 6 8900 333 42.58 20 46
Javed Miandad (Pak) 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 25 46
IVA Richards (WI) 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45
AJ Stewart (Eng) 133 235 21 8463 190 39.54 15 45
ML Hayden (Aus) 96 169 13 8255 380 52.91 30 27
DI Gower (Eng) 117 204 18 8231 215 44.25 18 39
G Boycott (Eng) 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.72 22 42
GS Sobers (WI) 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30
ME Waugh (Aus) 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 20 47
S Chanderpaul (WI) 112 193 30 8001 203* 49.08 19 49

First batsman to reach each progressive milestone of 1,000 runs
Runs Player Month & Year
1000 runs A Shrewsbury (Eng) Jul 1893
2000 runs C Hill (Aus) Jan 1904
3000 runs C Hill (Aus) Jan 1911
4000 runs JB Hobbs (Eng) Jun 1926
5000 runs JB Hobbs (Eng) Mar 1929
6000 runs WR Hammond (Eng) Dec 1938
7000 runs WR Hammond (Eng) Aug 1946
8000 runs GS Sobers (WI) Feb 1974
9000 runs SM Gavaskar (Ind) Dec 1985
10000 runs SM Gavaskar (Ind) Mar 1987
11000 runs AR Border (Aus) Jan 1994
12000 runs SR Tendulkar (Ind) Oct 2008

Tendulkar's race to each progressive milestone of 1,000 runs
Milestone Opp. Venue Season Test Inns
1000 runs SA Johannesburg 1992-93 19th 28th
2000 runs NZ Hamilton 1993-94 34th 44th
3000 runs SA Kanpur 1996-97 45th 67th
4000 runs SL Mumbai 1997-98 58th 86th
5000 runs Pak Kolkata 1998-99 67th 103rd
6000 runs SA Bangalore 1999-00 76th 120th
7000 runs SA Bloemfontein 2001-02 85th 136th
8000 runs WI Kingston 2001-02 96th 154th
9000 runs Aus Sydney 2003-04 111th 179th
10000 runs Pak Kolkata 2004-05 122nd 195th
11000 runs Eng Nottingham 2007 139th 223rd
12000 runs Aus Mohali 2008-09 152nd 247th

Tendulkar's run-aggregate in each progressive span of 25 Tests
Tests Runs HS Avg 100 50
1-25 1522 165 44.76 5 8
26-50 1916 179 54.74 6 8
51-75 2557 217 67.29 11 8
76-100 2410 201* 63.42 8 10
101-125 1876 248* 53.60 5 7
126-152 1746 154* 41.57 4 9

Highest run-aggregate at each batting position in Test cricket
(No batsman has scored as many runs at a particular position in Tests as Tendulkar)
Position Batsman Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
# 1 SM Gavaskar (Ind) 186 9 8511 221 48.08 29 35
# 2 ML Hayden (Aus) 144 11 7351 380 55.27 28 22
# 3 R Dravid (Ind) 161 17 7959 270 55.27 19 40
# 4 SR Tendulkar (Ind) 201 22 10041 248* 56.09 34 41
# 5 SR Waugh (Aus) 142 22 6754 200 56.28 24 29
# 6 SR Waugh (Aus) 79 17 3165 177* 51.04 6 16
# 7 AC Gilchrist (Aus) 100 15 3948 204* 46.44 12 18
# 8 SK Warne (Aus) 113 8 2005 99 19.09 0 11
# 9 DL Vettori (NZ) 48 6 989 137* 23.54 1 4
# 10 Waqar Younis (Pak) 48 6 496 45 11.80 0 0
# 11 M Muralitharan (SL) 97 42 623 43 11.32 0 0