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How the record changed hands

October 17, 2008

India's top batsman Sachin Tendulkar [Images] became the highest Test-run scorer in Mohali on Friday after scoring the 15 runs he required to surpass Brian Lara's [Images] record, in the first innings of the second Test against Australia [Images].

Tendulkar scored three runs after tea to move on to 16, giving him a career record of 11,955 runs, which eclipsed the previous mark of former West Indies [Images] captain Brian Lara.

Lara had scored 11,953 runs before retiring from international cricket in 2007. He went past former Australia captain Allan Border's [Images] tally of 11,174 runs in Adelaide in 2005.

Here is how the record of highest run-scorer in Tests has changed hands (from 1000 runs):

A Shrewsbury (Eng)100017 July 1893
J Darling (Aus)127823 Jan 1902
AC MacLaren (Eng)129703 Mar 1902
C Hill (Aus)149524 Jul 1902
AC MacLaren (Eng)151826 Jul 1902
C Hill (Aus)154212 Aug 1902
JB Hobbs (Eng)341322 Dec 1924
WR Hammond (Eng)541126 Jun 1937
MC Cowdrey (Eng)725029 Nov 1971
GS Sobers (WI)746026 Mar 1972
G Boycott (Eng)803323 Dec 1981
SM Gavaskar (Ind)811513 Nov 1983
AR Border (Aus)1012326 Feb 1993
BC Lara (WI)1117525 Mar 2006
SR Tendulkar (Ind)11955*17 Oct 2008

Note: Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 15 at the time of updating this statistic.

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