Statistical highlights of Tendulkar’s 12,000 Test runs

October 17th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Sachin Tendulkar Mohali, Oct 18 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar, playing in his 50th Test innings against Australia, Friday became the leading run-getter - 12,027 - in the history of Test cricket, bettering West Indian Brian Lara’s aggregate of 11,953 in 131 Tests.Sachin, when on 61, became the first batsman in Test annals to amass 12,000 runs in the longer version of the game. At the time of achieving the feat, his average was 54.29.

Other statistical highlights on the first day of the second cricket against Australia:

* Sachin’s 10th fifty against Australia is his 50th fifty in Test cricket.

* Sachin is the second Indian and the fourth in Test annals to have registered 50 fifties or more in Test Cricket, joining Allan Border (63), Rahul Dravid (53) and Steve Waugh (50).

* Tendulkar, during his innings of 88, has established another record. He is now the leading run-getter at Mohali - 547 runs at an average of 54.70 in eight Tests, eclipsing Rahul Dravid’s tally of 509 (ave.56.55) in seven Tests.

Country-wise break-up of Tendulkar

Opponents T I N.O. Runs H.S. Ave. 100 50 0

Pakistan 18 27 2 1057 194* 42.28 2 7 2
South Africa 20 36 2 1202 169 35.35 3 5 3
Australia 27 50 5 2502 241* 55.60 9 10 4
Bangladesh 5 6 2 556 248* 139.00 3 - -
England 22 35 3 1994 193 62.31 6 10 -
New Zealand 16 27 5 1062 217 48.27 3 5 1
Sri Lanka 19 27 2 1408 148 56.32 7 3 -
West Indies 16 25 2 1328 179 57.73 3 7 3
Zimbabwe 9 14 2 918 201 76.50 3 3 1

Total: 152 247 25 12027 248* 54.17 39 50 14

Home: 65 106 11 5206 217 54.80 16 22 4
Away: 87 141 14 6821 248* 53.70 23 28 10

Won toss & batted 58 95 8 5731 241* 65.87 19 22 1
Won toss & fielded 25 36 3 1588 248* 48.12 4 7 1
Lost toss & sent in 15 28 3 1328 155 53.12 6 6 4
Loss toss & fielded 54 88 11 3380 176 43.89 10 15 8

Test cricket’s leading run-scorers are:

Batsman For T I N.O. Runs H.S. Ave. 100 50 0

Sachin Tendulkar Ind. 152 247 25 12027 248* 54.16 39 50 14
Brian Lara WI 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
Allan Border Aus. 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
Steve Waugh Aus. 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
Rahul Dravid Ind. 127 219 26 10341 270 53.58 25 53 6
Ricky Ponting Aus. 121 201 26 10239 257 58.50 36 40 8
Sunil Gavaskar Ind. 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12

Major records held by Sachin

Career highlights:

* Only batsman to make 12,000 runs in the history of Test Cricket.

* Only batsman to register 10,000 runs in Test cricket at No.4 position — 10,041 at an average of 56.09 in 201 innings, including 34 hundreds.

* Holds a world record for most Test centuries - 39.

* Holds the record for most Test centuries on foreign soil - 23.

* Holds the record for most runs on foreign soil - 6,821 at an average of 53.70 in 87 Tests.

* Amassed 1,000 runs in a calendar year four times - 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2002.

* Sourav Ganguly during the course of his innings, completed his 7,000 runs in Tests. He is the fourth Indian batsman after Tendulkar (12,027), Rahul Dravid (10,341) and Sunil Gavaskar (10,122) to make 7,000 runs or more in Test cricket.

* Ganguly’s 35th fifty in Test Cricket is his seventh against Australia.

* Gambhir (67 off 140 balls) posted his highest score against Australia, eclipsing his 29 at Bangalore in the first Test of the series.

* Gambhir’s seventh fifty in Test Cricket is his first against Australia.

* Sehwag has taken his run-aggregate in 2008 to 1,088 at an average of 64, including three centuries and two Tests in 10 Tests. Only Graeme Smith (South Africa) has registered more runs than him this year - 1,179 at an average of 69.35, including four centuries and four fifties in 11 Tests.

* Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were associated in a stand of 142 - India’s best for the fifth wicket at Mohali, surpassing the 80 between the same pair against England in 2001-02.

* Dhoni is leading India for the second time in his Test career. He had led India to an eight-wicket win over South Africa in Kanpur earlier this year.

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