Tendulkar crosses 18,000 runs in ODI cricket | Sachin Tendulkar crosses 18,000 runs
Tendulkar crosses 18,000 runs in ODI cricket:India’s batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar completed 18,000 runs in one-day international cricket when he reached 45 against Australia in the second quarter-finals of the World Cup 2011 here at the Sardar Patel Stadium on Thursday.
This was his 94th ODI half-century as he has already made 48 hundreds in this form of cricket, and both remain world records.
The master batsman has also scored 51Test hundreds which takes his overall hundreds to 99, one short of the century of centuries.
However, he missed a chance to score his 100th international hundred as he was
dismissed for 53, made off 68 balls with seven fours against Australia on Thursday.
Tendulkar edged paceman Shaun Tait to wicket-keeper Brad Haddin in the 19th over and had started walking when umpire Ian Gould called him back while he confirmed the legality of the delivery.
Once the replays showed that the delivery was legal, Tendulkar walked away, much to the disappointment of the crowd which packed the Sardar Patel stadium for India’s do-or-die encounter.
Tendulkar, 37, looked in sublime form during his 68-ball innings, hitting seven fours in his 94th one-day half-century.
Tendulkar has so far made 18,008 runs at an average of 45.13 in record 451 one-day internationals.
His highest score of 200 not out is the only double-century made by any batsman in ODI cricket.