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Tendulkar completes 9000 Test runs

January 02, 2004 17:28 IST

Sachin Tendulkar became only the fourth batsman in Test cricket to complete 9,000 runs when his score reached 36 during his unbeaten knock of 73 on the opening day of the fourth and final match at Sydney.

Sachin TendulkarDespite his recent run of failures, Tendulkar has achieved this milestone in the least number of innings, 179, though he has taken one match more than Sunil Gavaskar.

At 30 years 253 days, Tendulkar is also the youngest batsman to complete 9,000 runs. All others were above the age of 35 when they accomplished this feat.

Interestingly, his only real challenger now for the top rank, West Indies captain Brian Lara, is just 84 short of 9000 Test runs. The Lara-Tendulkar battle promises to be an exciting one over the next three or four years.

Performance against each country:

Opponent Tests Inns NO Runs Ave HS 100s 50s 0s 90s 50+
Australia 19 34 3 1561 50.35 177 6 6 4 0 12
Bangladesh 1 1 0 18 18.00 18 0 0 0 0 0
England 16 24 2 1683 76.50 193 6 8 0 2 14
New Zealand 16 27 5 1062 48.27 217 3 5 1 0 8
Pakistan 7 12 0 395 32.92 136 1 2 2 0 3
South Africa 14 26 1 948 37.92 169 3 3 1 1 6
Sri Lanka 13 16 2 1124 80.29 148 6 3 0 1 9
West Indies 16 25 2 1328 57.74 179 3 7 3 1 10
Zimbabwe 9 14 2 918 76.50 201* 3 3 1 0 6
at home 47 77 8 4265 61.81 217 15 15 3 3 30
abroad 64 102 9 4772 51.31 193 16 22 9 2 38
Total 111 179 17 9037 55.78 217 31 37 12 5 68

Leading Test batsmen:

Batsman Team Runs Tests Inns NO HS Ave 100s 50s 0s 90s
Border, A R Aus 11174 156 265 44 205 50.56 27 63 11 3
Waugh, S R Aus 10807 168 258 46 200 50.98 32 49 22 10
Gavaskar, S M Ind 10122 125 214 16 236* 51.12 34 45 12 5
Tendulkar, S R Ind 9037 111 179 17 217 55.78 31 37 12 5
Lara, B C WI 8916 100 176 5 375 52.14 23 42 10 5
Gooch, G A Eng 8900 118 215 6 333 42.58 20 46 13 3
Miandad, Javed Pak 8832 124 189 21 280* 52.57 23 43 6 4
Richards, I V A WI 8540 121 182 12 291 50.24 24 45 10 3
Stewart, A J Eng 8463 133 235 21 190 39.55 15 45 14 2
Gower, D I Eng 8231 117 204 18 215 44.25 18 39 7 2
Boycott, G Eng 8114 108 193 23 246* 47.73 22 42 10 6
Sobers, G St A WI 8032 93 160 21 365* 57.78 26 30 12 5
Waugh, M E Aus 8029 128 209 17 153* 41.82 20 47 19 2

Fastest to 9000 runs:

Batsman Team Inns Test Opponent Venue Season
Tendulkar, S R India 179 111 Australia Sydney 2003-04
Gavaskar, S M India 192 110 Australia Adelaide 1985-86
Border, A R Australia 207 121 West Indies Kingston 1990-91
Waugh, S R Australia 216 136 England Birmingham 2001

Tendulkar's performance at each venue:

Venue Tests Inns NO Runs Ave HS 100s 50s 0s 90s 50+
Adelaide 3 6 0 122 20.33 61 0 1 1 0 1
Ahmedabad (Gujarat Stadium) 5 9 0 431 47.89 217 2 0 0 0 2
Auckland 1 1 0 5 5.00 5 0 0 0 0 0
Bangalore 5 8 1 439 62.71 177 1 2 0 2 3
Birmingham (Edgbaston) 1 2 0 146 73.00 122 1 0 0 0 1
Bloemfontein 1 2 0 170 85.00 155 1 0 0 0 1
Bombay (Wankhede) 6 10 0 639 63.90 148 1 5 0 1 6
Bridgetown (Barbados) 2 4 0 104 26.00 92 0 1 1 1 1
Brisbane ('Gabba) 2 3 0 23 7.67 16 0 0 1 0 0
Bulawayo (Queen's Sports Club) 1 2 1 110 110.00 74 0 1 0 0 1
Calcutta 6 11 1 399 39.90 176 1 2 1 0 3
Cape Town 2 3 0 251 83.67 169 1 1 0 0 2
Chandigarh 1 1 0 11 11.00 11 0 0 0 0 0
Christchurch 1 2 0 24 12.00 24 0 0 1 0 0
Colombo (PSS) 1 1 0 71 71.00 71 0 1 0 0 1
Colombo (RPS) 1 1 0 143 143.00 143 1 0 0 0 1
Colombo (SSC) 3 6 2 456 114.00 139 3 1 0 0 4
Cuttack 1 1 0 2 2.00 2 0 0 0 0 0
Delhi (Ferozeshah Kotla) 5 9 0 346 38.44 122 1 1 1 0 2
Dhaka 1 1 0 18 18.00 18 0 0 0 0 0
Durban (Kingsmead) 2 3 0 30 10.00 15 0 0 0 0 0
Faisalabad 1 2 0 67 33.50 59 0 1 0 0 1
Georgetown (The Bourda) 2 2 0 162 81.00 83 0 2 0 0 2
Hamilton 3 5 1 162 40.50 67 0 1 0 0 1
Harare 3 5 0 130 26.00 69 0 1 1 0 1
Johannesburg (The Wanderers) 2 4 0 156 39.00 111 1 0 0 0 1
Kandy 1 0 0 0 - dnb 0 0 0 0 0
Kanpur 2 4 1 156 52.00 61 0 1 0 0 1
Karachi (National Stadium) 1 1 0 15 15.00 15 0 0 0 0 0
Kingston (Jamaica) 2 4 1 149 49.67 86 0 1 0 0 1
Lahore (Gaddafi) 1 1 0 41 41.00 41 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds (Headingley) 1 1 0 193 193.00 193 1 0 0 0 1
Lord's 3 5 0 96 19.20 31 0 0 0 0 0
Lucknow (KD Singh) 1 1 0 142 142.00 142 1 0 0 0 1
Madras (Chepauk) 6 10 3 714 102.00 165 4 1 1 0 5
Manchester (Old Trafford) 1 2 1 187 187.00 119* 1 1 0 0 2
Melbourne (MCG) 3 6 0 267 44.50 116 1 1 1 0 2
Mohali 5 8 1 361 51.57 126* 1 2 0 0 3
Nagpur 4 5 1 625 156.25 201* 3 1 0 0 4
Napier 1 1 0 88 88.00 88 0 1 0 0 1
Nottingham (Trent Bridge) 2 4 0 377 94.25 177 1 2 0 1 3
Perth (WACA) 1 2 0 119 59.50 114 1 0 0 0 1
Port Elizabeth 2 4 1 29 9.67 22* 0 0 1 0 0
Port-of-Spain (Queen's Park) 2 3 0 205 68.33 117 1 1 1 0 2
Sialkot (Jinnah Stadium) 1 2 0 92 46.00 57 0 1 0 0 1
St John's (Antigua) 2 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sydney (SCG) 3 4 2 270 135.00 148* 1 1 0 0 2
The Oval, London 2 2 0 75 37.50 54 0 1 0 0 1
Wellington 2 4 0 219 54.75 113 1 1 0 0 2

Tendulkar's performance in each calendar year:

Year Tests Inns NO Runs Ave Hs 100s 50s 0s 90s 50+
1989 4 6 0 215 35.83 59 0 2 0 0 2
1990 7 10 1 373 41.44 119* 1 2 1 0 3
1991 2 4 0 78 19.50 40 0 0 0 0 0
1992 7 11 1 419 41.90 148* 3 0 2 0 3
1993 8 9 2 640 91.43 165 2 5 0 0 7
1994 7 11 1 700 70.00 179 2 3 0 1 5
1995 3 4 2 58 29.00 52* 0 1 0 0 1
1996 8 15 0 623 41.53 177 2 2 1 0 4
1997 12 17 1 1000 62.50 169 4 3 0 1 7
1998 5 9 1 647 80.88 177 3 1 0 0 4
1999 10 19 3 1088 68.00 217 5 4 3 0 9
2000 6 10 1 575 63.89 201* 2 1 0 1 3
2001 10 18 2 1003 62.69 155 3 6 0 1 9
2002 16 26 1 1392 55.68 193 4 5 3 1 9
2003 5 9 0 153 17.00 55 0 1 2 0 1
2004 1 1 1 73 - 73* 0 1 0 0 1

Tendulkar's pattern of scoring:

Opponent Inns NO HS 0s 0-9 10-19 20-49 50-89 90-99 100-149 150-199 200-
Australia 34 3 177 4 10 7 5 6 0 4 2 0
Bangladesh 1 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 24 2 193 0 1 3 6 6 2 3 3 0
New Zealand 27 5 217 1 10 4 5 5 0 2 0 1
Pakistan 12 0 136 2 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 0
South Africa 26 1 169 1 10 4 6 2 1 1 2 0
Sri Lanka 16 2 148 0 2 3 2 2 1 6 0 0
West Indies 25 2 179 3 6 3 6 6 1 1 2 0
Zimbabwe 14 2 201* 1 2 0 6 3 0 1 1 1
TOTAL 179 17 217 12 46 26 39 32 5 19 10 2

Tendulkar's modes of dismissal:

Opponent Inns NO B CW CF C&B HW LBW RO St
Australia 34 3 3 7 12 1 0 8 0 0
Bangladesh 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 24 2 6 2 9 1 0 3 0 1
New Zealand 27 5 6 3 11 0 0 2 0 0
Pakistan 12 0 3 1 3 0 0 3 2 0
South Africa 26 1 2 5 15 0 0 2 1 0
Sri Lanka 16 2 4 1 8 0 0 1 0 0
West Indies 25 2 4 4 8 1 0 5 1 0
Zimbabwe 14 2 1 1 7 1 0 2 0 0
TOTAL 179 17 29 24 74 4 0 26 4 1

Tendulkar's nemeses:

Bowler Team Tot B CW CF C&B HW LBW St
Cronje, W J SA 5 0 1 3 0 0 1 0
Donald, A A SA 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 0
McGrath, G D Aus 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
Gillespie, J N Aus 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
Lewis, C C Eng 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Saqlain Mushtaq Pak 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Warne, S K Aus 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Vettori, D L NZ 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Hoggard, M J Eng 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Price, R W Zim 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
Nash, D J NZ 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Cuffy, C E WI 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Morrison, D K NZ 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Pushpakumara, K R SL 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bishop, I R WI 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
McMillan, B M SA 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Collins, P T WI 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tuffey, D R NZ 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
McDermott, C J Aus 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Whitney, M R Aus 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Fleming, D W Aus 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Muralitharan, M SL 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Lawson, J J C WI 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jayasuriya, S T SL 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Kasprowicz, M S Aus 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Caddick, A R Eng 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Symcox, P L SA 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Waugh, M E Aus 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Johnson, N C Zim 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kallis, J H SA 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Walsh, C A WI 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Pollock, S M SA 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Streak, H H Zim 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Anurasiri, S D SL 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sanford, A WI 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Khan, Imran Pak 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Cork, D G Eng 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cairns, C L NZ 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Benjamin, K C G WI 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dillon, M WI 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bichel, A J Aus 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Schultz, B N SA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ranchod, U Zim 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kalpage, R S SL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Hathurusingha, U C SL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Malcolm, D E Eng 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Salisbury, I D K Eng 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tufnell, P C R Eng 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bracewell, J G NZ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lee, B Aus 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fraser, A R C Eng 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Williams, B A Aus 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Waqar Younis Pak 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abdul Qadir Pak 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wasim Akram Pak 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hemmings, E E Eng 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Reiffel, P R Aus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Traicos, A J Zim 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
MacGill, S C G Aus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Taylor, P L Aus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Williams, N F Eng 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Madurasinghe, A W R SL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Reid, B A Aus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Wickremesinghe, G P SL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
White, C Eng 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hayward, M SA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Naimur Rahman Ban 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
O'Connor, S B NZ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mushtaq Ahmed Pak 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Shoaib Akhtar Pak 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vaas, W P U J C SL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dawson, R K J Eng 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Giles, A F Eng 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nagamootoo, M V WI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ntini, M SA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Murphy, B A Zim 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Strang, P A Zim 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Blignaut, A M Zim 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ealham, M A Eng 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
McIntyre, P E Aus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bond, S E NZ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Styris, S B NZ 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Thomson, S A NZ 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Hooper, C L WI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wiseman, P J NZ 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dale, A C Aus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doull, S B NZ 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Vaughan, M P Eng 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oram, J D P NZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Adams, P R SA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Klusener, L SA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rose, F A WI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 158 29 24 74 4 0 26 1

Rajneesh Gupta