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Sachin becomes third highest run-getter

While Australia's Steve Waugh took 168 Tests to score his runs, the 'Little Master' eclipses his tally playing 30 fewer Tests.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2007 02:45 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar went past Steve Waugh's tally of 10,927 Test runs to become the third highest run-getter in Test history after Brian Lara (11,953) and Allan Border (11,174) on the second day of the first Test aganst England at Lord's on Friday.

Needing just six runs to go past Waugh, Tendulkar completed the formality soon after tea when he flicked an overpitched delivery from Ryan Sidebottom to the square leg boundary.

While Waugh took 168 Tests to score his runs, Tendulkar eclipsed his tally playing 30 Tests less.

Before he walked out to bat in the first innings at Lord's, Tendulkar, who made his Test debut in November 1989 against Pakistan, has scored 10,922 runs at an average of 55.44 in 137 Tests.

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