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Tendulkar surpasses 13,000 Test runs


Chittagong: Sachin Tendulkar reached another milestone Sunday, surpassing 13,000 Test runs during India’s first innings against Bangladesh in the first Test here Sunday.

Tendulkar needed 30 runs to achieve the feat when he came to bat. He reached the milestone with a pull shot for four off Mahmudullah in the 36th over, becoming the first batsman in the world to cross the 13,000-run mark.

Tendulkar, while batting on 16, got a life when Imrul Kayes dropped his catch in the slip off Shafiul Islam.

The batting maestro stood alone even as wickets around him kept falling and India were left struggling at 213 for eight at stumps. Tendulkar scored his 55th Test fifty remaining unbeaten after a 140-ball 76 with the help of six fours and one six.

Tendulkar is the highest scorer in both Tests and ODIs.

In 162 Tests, Tendulkar has scored at an average of 54.72 with 43 centuries. In 440 ODIs, Tendulkar has amassed 17,394 runs with 45 tons and 93 half-centuries.