Sachin Tendulkar crosses 17000-run mark in ODIs

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Hyderabad, Nov 5(ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday became the first batsman ever to score 17,000-runs in one-day internationals, when he reached seven runs during the fifth ODI against Australia at Hyderabad.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, Tendulkar crossed the 17,000-run mark during his 435th game in front of a packed Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Tendulkar has not been in the best of forms recently, and has scored just 90 runs in the previous four games of the series.

The 36-year-old is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game. The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has more than eighty international centuries.

Other leading run-scorers in ODI with 10,000 runs or more are Sanath Jayasuriya (13,377 runs), Ricky Ponting (12,286 runs), Inzamam-ul Haq (11,739 runs), Sourav Ganguly (11,363 runs), Rahul Dravid 10,765 (runs), Brian Lara 10,405 (runs) and Jacques Kallis (10,328 runs). (ANI)

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