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Tendulkar rules supreme

October 17, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar [Images] became the highest Test-run scorer on Friday when he passed his target of 15 runs in the first innings of the second Test match against Australia [Images] in Mohali.

Tendulkar scored three runs after tea to move on to 16, giving him a career record of 11,955 runs to surpass the previous mark of West Indian Brian Lara [Images]. Lara had scored 11,953 runs before he retired from international cricket in 2007.

Tendulkar was dismissed for a vintage knock of 88 during which he also became the first batsman to cross the 12,000-run mark in Tests. presents a detailed statistical analysis with regard to the world record for most Test runs.

Highest run-aggregates in Test cricket
SR Tendulkar (Ind)1522472512027248*54.173950
BC Lara (WI)131232611953400*52.883448
AR Border (Aus)156265441117420550.562763
SR Waugh (Aus)168260461092720051.063250
R Dravid (Ind)127219261034127053.582553
RT Ponting (Aus)121201261023925758.503640
SM Gavaskar (Ind)1252141610122236*51.123445
JH Kallis (SA)123209339761189*55.463048
GA Gooch (Eng)1182156890033342.582046
Javed Miandad (Pak)124189218832280*52.572343
Inzamam-ul-Haq [Images] (Pak)12020022883032949.602546
IVA Richards (WI)12118212854029150.232445
AJ Stewart (Eng)13323521846319039.541545
ML Hayden (Aus)9616913825538052.913027
DI Gower (Eng)11720418823121544.251839
G Boycott (Eng)108193238114246*47.722242
GS Sobers (WI)93160218032365*57.782630
ME Waugh (Aus)128209178029153*41.812047
S Chanderpaul (WI)112193308001203*49.081949

First batsman to reach each progressive milestone of 1,000 runs
RunsPlayerMonth & Year
1000 runsA Shrewsbury (Eng)Jul 1893
2000 runsC Hill (Aus)Jan 1904
3000 runsC Hill (Aus)Jan 1911
4000 runsJB Hobbs (Eng)Jun 1926
5000 runsJB Hobbs (Eng)Mar 1929
6000 runsWR Hammond (Eng)Dec 1938
7000 runsWR Hammond (Eng)Aug 1946
8000 runsGS Sobers (WI)Feb 1974
9000 runsSM Gavaskar (Ind)Dec 1985
10000 runsSM Gavaskar (Ind)Mar 1987
11000 runsAR Border (Aus)Jan 1994
12000 runsSR Tendulkar (Ind)Oct 2008

Tendulkar's race to each progressive milestone of 1,000 runs
MilestoneOpp.VenueSeasonTest Inns
1000 runsSAJohannesburg1992-9319th28th
2000 runsNZHamilton1993-9434th44th
3000 runsSAKanpur1996-9745th67th
4000 runsSLMumbai1997-9858th86th
5000 runsPakKolkata1998-9967th103rd
6000 runsSABangalore1999-0076th120th
7000 runsSABloemfontein2001-0285th136th
8000 runsWIKingston [Images]2001-0296th154th
9000 runsAusSydney2003-04111th179th
10000 runsPakKolkata2004-05122nd195th
11000 runsEngNottingham2007139th 223rd
12000 runsAusMohali2008-09152nd247th

Tendulkar's run-aggregate in each progressive span of 25 Tests

Highest run-aggregate at each batting position in Test cricket
(No batsman has scored as many runs at a particular position in Tests as Tendulkar)
# 1SM Gavaskar (Ind)1869851122148.082935
# 2ML Hayden (Aus)14411735138055.272822
# 3R Dravid (Ind)16117795927055.271940
# 4SR Tendulkar (Ind)2012210041248*56.093441
# 5SR Waugh (Aus)14222675420056.282429
# 6SR Waugh (Aus)79173165177*51.04616
# 7AC Gilchrist (Aus)100153948204*46.441218
# 8SK Warne (Aus)113820059919.09011
# 9DL Vettori (NZ)486989137*23.5414
# 10Waqar Younis (Pak)4864964511.8000
# 11M Muralitharan [Images] (SL)97426234311.3200

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