Dravid completes 8,000 Test runs

Dravid achieved the milestone when he reached 50 with a cover driven four off Fernando in the second Test against Lanka.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2005 14:57 IST

Captain Rahul Dravid on Monday added another feather to his cap by becoming the third Indian to aggregate 8,000 runs in Test cricket.

Dravid achieved the milestone when he reached 50 with a cover driven four off Dilhara Fernando in India's second innings on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka here.

The Bangalore batsman, whose half-century came off 75 balls and contained six fours, was run out three runs later for 53.

Only Sachin Tendulkar (10,281) and Sunil Gavaskar (10,122) have scored more runs than Dravid.

Dravid, 32, also became the 15th batsman to join the elite run getters list headed by West Indian Brian Lara with 11,204 runs.

Besides Lara and Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul Haq (8,052) is the only other current player to aggregate more than Dravid who reached the landmark in his 94th Test.

Leading Indian run scorers (read under Tests, runs and average):

Sachin Tendulkar 125 10,281 57.05

Sunil Gavaskar 125 10,122 51.12

Rahul Dravid 94 8003 57.43

Dilip Vengsarkar 116 6868 42.13

Mohammad Azharuddin 99 6215 45.03

First Published: Dec 12, 2005 18:00 IST