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Another record for Tendulkar; scales 50,000-run mark

Last updated on: October 06, 2013 09:10 IST

Another record for Tendulkar; scales 50,000-run mark

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Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday conquered another landmark, scoring an astounding 50,000 runs in competitive cricket across all formats.

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Needing 26 runs on the day to achieve the feat, Tendulkar tucked one towards mid-wicket for a single off left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley, in the Champions League T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad and Tobago, to reach another milestone in his glorious career, spanning close to two-and-a-half decades.

He scored 35 off 31 balls before edging one to Denesh Ramdin off Lendl Simmons' bowling.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: BCCI

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Tendulkar's tally is now 50009 runs in 953 competitive cricket, which includes 551 List A, 307 first-class and 95 T20 matches.

He has so far scored 25,228 runs in 307 first-class matches, including a staggering 15,837 runs in 198 Tests.

The 40-year-old has 21,999 runs in 551 List A matches, which includes 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs.

Having scored 2747 in 94 T20 matches before this game, the batting legend scored the necessary 26 runs with consummate ease.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
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Tendulkar had an ordinary CLT20 tournament till the semi-finals, scoring only 20 runs in four matches, with a highest of only 15.

He broke the shackles by hitting Ottley for two successive sixes, one over long-on followed by another over deep extra-cover.

The best shot, however, was a deft late cut off medium pacer Simmons.

The maestro is also on the cusp of another rare feat -- becoming the first player in the history of the game to play 200 Test matches, which, in all likelihood, will be
attained in the upcoming two-Test series against the West Indies.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: BCCI

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