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Comparing Inzamam and Sachin

September 21, 2004 13:28 IST

Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq became the second batsman in one-day international history after India's Sachin Tendulkar to complete 10,000 runs.

The Pakistan captain reached the milestone during his innings of 41 against India in the last league match of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday.

Tendulkar reached the five-figure mark in his 266th match (and 259th innings), while Inzamam did it in his 322 matches (and 299 innings).

A comparative study of two highest run-getters in ODIs

Inzamam's performance in ODIs vs each country:
Opponent M I NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Australia 29 29 3 793 91* 30.50 - 6 3
Bangladesh 16 13 5 577 77 72.13 - 7 -
England 19 17 3 530 79 37.86 - 6 3
Hongkong 1 - - - - - - - -
India 53 50 7 1871 123 43.51 4 8 2
Kenya 2 1 1 14 14* - - - -
Namibia 1 1 - 4 4 4.00 - - -
Netherlands 2 2 1 18 18* 18.00 - - 1
New Zealand 45 42 5 1283 137* 34.68 1 9 3
Scotland 1 1 - 12 12 12.00 - - -
South Africa 32 31 3 893 85 31.89 - 6 2
Sri Lanka 57 53 6 2148 118* 45.70 4 14 -
UAE 2 1 1 50 50* - - 1 -
West Indies 38 37 4 1100 90* 33.33 - 10 2
Zimbabwe 24 21 3 725 116* 40.28 1 3 2
Total 322 299 42 10018 137* 38.98 10 70 18

  M I NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Sachin Tendulkar 339 330 32 13415 186* 45.02 37 69 15

Pattern of scoring:
  0-9 runs 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-89 90-99 100-149 150-
Tendulkar 88 times 44 35 35 22 61 8 35 2
  26.67% 13.33% 10.61% 10.61% 6.67% 18.48% 2.42% 10.61% 0.61%
Inzamam 73 times 52 34 37 23 66 4 10 -
  24.41% 17.39% 11.37% 12.37% 7.69% 22.07% 1.34% 3.34% -

Performance at each batting position:
  Tendulkar % of runs Inzamam % of runs
Opening 10612 79.11 516 5.15
# 3 57 0.42 2033 20.29
# 4 1838 13.70 4784 47.75
# 5 797 5.94 2269 22.65
# 6 91 0.68 344 3.43
# 7 20 0.15 72 0.72

Performance at home and away
  Tendulkar Inzamam
  Runs Ave. 100s/50s Runs Ave. 100s/50s
Home 4481 50.35 14/25 2199 57.86 4/14
Away 3401 34.35 7/16 3068 36.52 1/26
Neutral 5533 50.30 16/28 4751 35.19 5/30

Mode of dismissals:
  Tendulkar Inzamam
  No.of times % of inns No.of times % of inns
Bowled 48 14.55 32 10.70
LBW 24 7.27 28 9.36
Caught 193 58.48 147 49.16
Stumped 8 2.42 12 4.01
Run-out 25 7.58 37 12.37
Hit-wicket 0 0.00 1 0.33
Not out 32 9.70 42 14.05

Performance as captain:
  M I NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Tendulkar 73 70 5 2454 186* 37.75 6 12 4
Inzamam 34 28 4 1088 123 45.33 2 6 2

Performance as a player:
  M I NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Tendulkar 266 260 27 10961 152 47.04 31 57 11
Inzamam 288 271 38 8930 137* 38.32 8 64 16

Performance in 'won' matches:
  M I NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Tendulkar 168 165 27 8203 186* 59.44 28 40 5
Inzamam 186 165 36 6353 137* 49.24 7 46 6

Performance in 'lost' matches:
  M I NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Tendulkar 152 152 1 4783 146 31.67 8 28 10
Inzamam 125 123 6 3503 123 29.94 3 23 8

Inzamam's feats:

  • Is the only player to have aggregated 500 runs against all full members of ICC
  • Holds the world record of scoring most fifties in ODIs
  • Captained his side in an ODI for the first time after playing a record 277 matches
  • Has got dismissed run-out on 37 occasions - a tally exceeded only by former countryman Wasim Akram (38).
  • Has got dismissed stumped on 12 occasions - a tally exceeded once again only by former countryman Wasim Akram (15).
Rajneesh Gupta