Sachin Tendulkar crosses 15000 runs mark in Test cricket. Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reached another milestone by becoming the first cricketer in history after crossing game time mark 15.000 Test cricket.
Playing in his 182 th match, Tendulkar hit the mark on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies, when he scored his career number 28 in the second innings of India with a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
The West players also came to India after completion of the most iconic congratulate the hitter.
Tendulkar was 35 runs short of 15,000 before this match and scored seven in the first innings before being adjidged leg before Fidel Edwards.
With 14. 422 cheering crowd, Tendulkar, who was the fall of Virender Sehwag wicket when the team total was 95 for two, played cautiously with India needing 276 runs to win the game. The Mumbai batsman, playing his 182nd test match, and has the world record for most runs and centuries in both Test and one-day cricket.
Tendulkar needs a hit more than three figures to become the first batsman to score 100 international hundreds. He has 51 test centuries and 48 one day so far.
Top run-getters in Test cricket (minimum 10,000 runs)
15,005* – Sachin Tendulkar (IND)
12,859* – Rahul Dravid (IND)
12,487 – Ricky Ponting (AUS)
11,953 – Brian Lara (WIS)
11,947 – Jacques Kallis (RSA)
11,174 – Allan Border (AUS)
10,927 – Steve Waugh (AUS)
10,122 – Sunil Gavaskar (IND)