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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Sachin Tendulkar reaches 15,000 run milestone

Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player in history to score 15,000 runs in Test cricket.

The Indian great achieved the feat when he reached 28 not out on day three of the first Test against the West Indies in Delhi.

The 38-year-old is seeking a record 100th international century having been stuck on 99 tons since March. Tendulkar ended the day unbeaten on 33.

The “Little Master” passed West Indies legend Brian Lara's mark of 11,953 runs to become the leading Test run-scorer in 2008 and subsequently became the first cricketer in history to reach 12,000, 13,000, 14,000 and now 15,000 Test runs.

Attention will today return to his bid to become the first to score 100 international centuries.

Leading run scorers: 1. Sachin Tendulkar (India) 1989-Present 15,005; 2. Rahul Dravid (India) 1996-Present 12,859; 3. Ricky Ponting (Australia) 1995-Present 12,487; 4. Brian Lara (West Indies) 1990-2006 11,953; 5. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 1995-Present 11,947; 6. Allan Border (Australia) 1978-1994 11,174;

7. Steve Waugh (Australia) 1985-2004 10,927; 8. Sunil Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 10,122; 9. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 1997-Present 9,954; 10. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 1994-Present 9,658

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