Tendulkar crosses 18,000 ODI run mark

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 21:11 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Sachin Tendulkar crossed another milestone as he went past the 18,000-run mark in ODIs during India`s World Cup quarterfinal match against Australia at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera.

Playing in his 451st ODI, Tendulkar reached the milestone with a single off Australian fast bowler Brett Lee in the 14th over of India`s run chase. He was 45 short of 18,000 runs before today`s match.

The 37-year-old Indian maestro is the highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs. He has till date scored 14,692 runs from 177 Tests at an average of 56.94 with 51 hundreds and 59 half centuries.

His aggregate score in all forms of cricket before today`s match stands at a staggering 32,657.

Tendulkar, who is playing in his sixth World Cup, is also the highest run scorer in the showpiece event.

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Tendulkar, who is playing in his sixth World Cup, is also the highest run scorer in the showpiece event.

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