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Tendulkar crosses 12,000 runs

March 01, 2003 21:00 IST

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar added yet another chapter in the record books when he became the first batsman in the history of one-day international cricket to score over 12,000 runs.

Needing 83 runs to achieve the feat, he drove Shahid Afridi for a boundary to take his score to 85 in India's Pool A match against Pakistan at Centurion Saturday.

The milestone came in Tendulkar's 309th match.

However, he missed his 35th century by a whisker, failing to keep down a 150kmph delivery from Shoaib Akhtar to be caught at point by Younis Khan for 98. Tendulkar has 34 hundreds and 12,015 runs.

A century today could have taken him past Mark Waugh of Australia in World Cup's leading century-makers list. Both players have scored four hundreds each in World Cups.

Sunday's score was his highest against Pakistan in a World Cup match. His previous best was 54 not out in Sydney, 1992.

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Sub: Tendulkar crosses 12,000 runs

Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar for crossing the landmark of 12,000 runs on 01.03.2003 during the India-Pakistan encounter of the World Cup series. He is one ...

Posted by Nelson Lewis

Sub: congrats!!!

Congraulatins sachin!!! Keep going U r the best!!!

Posted by sarat

Sub: he is a genius

Words are not coming adequately to describe the little master's achievements...he is simply superb

Posted by suresh

Sub: Sachin !

Sachin - 12000 - well not a bg deal..c'mon..For Sachin..this is nothing. But then for all of us..it is a moment to rejoice..If not for ...

Posted by Anand

Sub: Tendulkar is our God - David

Amazing batting by Tendulkar,he just reached 12000 Runs,but his Target is 20,000 Runs.All the best Sachin ." Cricket is our Temple,Sachin is our God"...David

Posted by David


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