Tendulkar crosses 30,000 runs in international cricket

Ahmedabad, Nov 20 (Inditop.com) Sachin Tendulkar reached another milestone Friday when he completed 30,000 runs in international cricket en route his century on the last day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here.

Tendulkar, who completed his 20 years in international cricket and 17,000 runs in the One-day international this month, needed 35 runs to reach the latest landmark. He clipped a Chanaka Welegedara delivery to the square-leg region to bring up the record during India’s second innings.

The 36-year-old Indian batting maestro is the leading scorer in both versions of the game with 12,877 runs in One-day international and 17,178 runs in Test.

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is next to Tendulkar, having recently crossed 24,000 runs.

Tendulkar also struck his 43rd Test century Friday, an unbeaten knock of 100, shortly before the match ended in a draw.