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Dravid sixth batsman to join 10,000-run club

cricket Updated: Mar 29, 2008 13:56 IST

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Rahul Dravid became only the sixth batsman in history to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket when he reached 80 on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.

Bangalore-based Dravid, 35, is playing in his 120th Test and averaged 55.11 at the start of his 206th innings. He made his debut at Lord's, London, against England in 1996.

The 10,000-run club:

M I R HS A C HC

B Lara (WI) 131 232 11,953 400* 52.88 34 48
S Tendulkar (IND) 147 238 11,782 248* 55.31 39 49
A Border (AUS) 156 265 11,174 205 50.56 27 63
S Waugh (AUS) 168 260 10,927 200 51.06 32 50
S Gavaskar (IND) 125 214 10,122 236* 1.12 34 45
*R Dravid (IND) 120 206 10,000 270 55.55 24 52

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(*Dravid's figures till he achieved the milestone)