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Tendulkar is World Cup's highest scorer

February 12, 2003 15:13 IST

Indian batting ace Sachin Tendulkar became the highest scorer in World Cup history on Wednesday, erasing Javed Miandad's record in the process.

Sachin TendulkarOpening the innings after almost a year's gap, in India's opening the World Cup match against The Netherlands, Tendulkar overtook the former Pakistani captain's aggregate of 1083 runs, from 33 World Cup matches, when he reached 25.

The batting maestro first hit Edgar Schiferli for a four to reach 24 and equal Miandad's record, and followed it up with another boundary in the same over to reach the milestone.

Tendulkar, playing his fourth World Cup, went into the match with 1059 runs from 22 matches, at an average of 58.83, while Miandad, who is also the only player to make six World Cup appearances, scored his runs from 33 matches at an average of 43.22.

The Indian batting maestro also has three World Cup centuries to his name, one less than Australian Mark Waugh's four and as many as Pakistan's Ramiz Raja and West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards, and six half centuries as against Miandad's one century and eight fifties.

Tendulkar's World Cup record (Before 2003 WC)

Match Date Vs Ground Dismissal Runs Agg Avg
1 22/2/92 ENG WACAc A Stewart b I Botham 35 35 35.00
2 28/02/92 SRL Harrup Park  DNB 35 35.00
3 01/03/92 AUS Brisbanec S Waugh b T Moody 11 46 23.00
4 04/03/92 PAK SCGnot out *54 100 50.00
5 07/03/92 ZIM Westpac Park c A Campbell b M Burmester 81 181 60.33
6 10/03/92 WIN Basin Reserve c D Williams b C Ambrose 4 185 46.25
7 12/03/92 NZL Carisbrook c I Smith b C Harris 84 269 53.80
8 15/03/92 SAF Adelaide Oval c K Wessels b A Kuiper 14 283 47.17
9 18/02/96 KEN Barabati not out *127 410 68.33
10 21/02/96 WIN Roop Singh run out 70 480 68.57
11 27/02/96 AUS Wankhede st I Healy b M Waugh 90 570 71.25
12 02/03/96 SRL Feroz Shah Kotla run out 137 707 78.56
13 06/03/96 ZIM Green Park b H Streak 3 710 71.00
14 09/03/96 PAK Chinnaswamy b Ata-Ur-Rehman 31 741 67.36
15 13/03/96 SRL Eden Gardens st R Kaluwitharana b S Jayasuriya 65 806 67.17
16 15/05/99 SAF New County Ground c M Boucher b L Klusener 28 834 64.15
17 23/05/99 KEN Royal & Sun All. Gr not out *140 974 74.92
18 26/05/99 SRL Taunton b S Jayasuriya 2 976 69.71
19 29/05/99 ENG Edgbaston c G Hick b M Ealham 22 998 66.53
20 04/06/99 AUS Kennington Oval c A Gilchrist b G McGrath 0 998 62.38
21 08/06/99 PAK Old Trafford c Saqlain Mushtaq b Azhar Mahmood 45 1043 61.35
22 12/06/99 NZL Trent Bridge b D Nash 16 1059 58.83



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Sub: RE:Most runs were scored against Kenya

It's sad to see that Sachin is given the blame whenever India fares badly. It would do good to see what the other members in ...

Posted by R Panicker

Sub: RE:Tendulkar is Cup's highest scorer

People say Tendulkar is the gretest batsman of this era.But look at his contemperories Steve Wagh, Lara etc. They have single handedly won the matches ...

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Sub: Most runs were scored against Kenya

So, what's the big deal, two centuries came against Kenya and one against Srilanka. He scored 81 runs against Zimbabwe, and had never scored anything ...

Posted by S.Kumar

Sub: Tendulkar is Cup's highest scorer

Big Deal!! The way Indians played against Holland today is pathetic. They are struggling to play the bowling of Netherland Players???? The big question now ...

Posted by Raju


What use are these runs when India as a whole hasn'nt performed well.In 1992 WC we were ranked 8th.In 1996 thanks due to the great ...

Posted by suvyakta Bhat


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