Tendulkar becomes second most prolific batsman in Test cricket

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New Delhi , Nov 25 (UNI) Sachin Tendulkar today became the second most prolific batsman in Test cricket when he reached 24 during India's second innings on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla here.

Playing in his 141st match and 228th innings, Tendulkar surpassed former Australia captain Allan Border (11174 runs).

Tendulkar, who had entered the Kotla Test on 11150, 24 runs shy of Border, flicked Mohammad Sami off is hip for a single to equal the Australian great and then drove the same bowler between mid-on and mid-wicket fence to go past the Aussie.

He had scored one in India's first innings on Friday. The Little Master, who ended the day on 32, has now scored 11183 runs at an average of 54.81.

He is now behind former West Indies captain Brian Lara who has 11953 runs to his credit from 131 matches (232 innings) at an average of 52.88. Border had made 11174 runs from 156 matches (265 innings) at an average of 50.56.

UNI

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