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Tendulkar tops 18,000 ODI runs

March 24, 2011 20:36 IST

Sachin Tendulkar crossed another milestone on Thursday, going past the 18,000-run mark in One-Day Internationals during India's World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Ahmedabad.

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Playing his 451st ODI, Tendulkar reached the milestone with a single off Australia fast bowler Brett Lee in the 14th over of India's run chase at the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera.

He was 45 short of 18,000 runs before the quarter-finals.

The 37-year-old Indian maestro is the highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs. He has, till date, scored 14,692 runs from 177 Tests at an average of 56.94 with 51 hundreds and 59 half centuries.

His aggregate score in all forms of cricket before this match stands at a staggering 32,657.

Tendulkar, who is playing in his sixth World Cup, is also the highest run scorer in the showpiece event.