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In a league of his own

In a league of his own

cricket Updated: Jun 30, 2007 01:42 IST

Fabulous Friday

Playing his 387th match, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to aggregate 15,000 runs in one-dayers. Sachin reached the milestone when he got to 50 against South Africa.

First Strike

He made his debut against Pakistan at Gujranwala on Dec 18, 1989. He scored a duck in his first two matches.

Early Recognition

His first half-century (53) was against Lanka at Pune on Dec 5, 1990. It was his 9th ODI and his first Man of the Match award.

Opening Glory

He first opened against New Zealand at Auckland on March 27, 1994 when regular opener Navjot Singh Sidhu was declared unfit. He made a 49-ball 82 (15x4, 2x6).

That first ton

His first ton (110) came in his 79th match, against Oz at Colombo on Sept 9, 1994.

Annus Mirabilis

1998 was his best year: 1894 runs at 65.31, nine tons and seven fifties, a world record.

The highs...

In 65 matches, he has amassed 2436 runs at 45.96 vs Lanka. His best average is against the Windies, 38 ODIs, 1571 runs at 54.17.

...And the lows

Tendulkar is worst against SA. In 51 games, he has only 1647 runs at 32.29, while his twin nemeses are Vaas and Pollock. Both have dismissed him 9 times apiece.

Wary at the helm

As captain, he aggregated 2454 runs at 37.75 with six tons and 12 fifties in 73 ODIs, as a player, he has 13039 runs at 45.68 with 35 centuries and 67 fifties in 314 matches.

Of runs and chases

When India bat first, he has made 7803 runs in 188 matches at 44.84. In India chases, he has 7240 runs at 43.60 in 194 games.

The stats have it!

India have won 192 ODIs & lost 173 in which Tendulkar figured. In wins, he has 9061 runs at 56.98, while in losses, he averages 32.39.

10,000 to 15,000runs in ODIs

He is the first batsman to score 10,000 to 15,000 runs in ODIs, Apart from Jayasuriyass, no other batsman has scored 12,000 runs in one-dayers.

1608 Number of fours

161 Number of sixes