Tendulkar scales yet another milestone

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 00:09 AM IST

Centurion: Cricket history was created at SuperSport Park here on Sunday when Sachin Tendulkar posted a century against South Africa -- his 50th in Test Cricket.

Tendulkar thus became the first batsman in the 133-year history of Test Cricket to complete a half-century of hundreds.

With his innings, Tendulkar has extended his record for most hundreds (28) overseas.

During his glittering international career, Tendulkar achieved a quite a few records. Besides being the only cricketer in the planet to score 50 Test centuries, Tendulkar also holds the record for most number of ODI hundreds (46). In total he now has 96 international centuries, the most by any batsman.

With 14506 runs at an average of 56.88 in 175 Tests (most appearances in the longer format of the game), Tendulkar also holds the record for most runs in Test cricket.

In ODIs, he aggregates 17,598 in 442 matches at an average of 45.12.

Tendulkar’s records overseas too speak volumes of his talents -- he has scored the most number of runs away from home - 7959 at an average of 56.85 in 96 Tests, and also the most number of centuries (28).

PTI