Dravid sixth batsman to join 10,000-run club

March 29th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin  


Chennai, March 29 (IANS) India’s Rahul Dravid became only the sixth batsman in history to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket when he reached 80 on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday. The Bangalore-based Dravid, 35, is playing in his 120th Test and averaged 55.11 at the start of his 206th innings. He made his debut at Lord’s, London, against England in 1996.

The 10,000-run club:

M IRHS A C HC

B. Lara (WI) 131 23211,953400* 52.88 34 48
S. Tendulkar (IND) 147 23811,782248* 55.31 39 49
A. Border (AUS) 156 26511,174205 50.56 27 63
S. Waugh (AUS) 168 26010,927200 51.06 32 50
S. Gavaskar (IND) 125 21410,122236* 1.12 34 45
*R. Dravid (IND) 120 20610,000270 55.55 24 52

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(*Dravid’s figures till he achieved the milestone)

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