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A world record for Tendulkar


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When he nudged Graeme Swann for a single behind square leg to move to 56, Sachin Tendulkar completed his 1,000 runs in Test matches in the year 2008. He became third Indian (after Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman) and only the sixth batsman to reach this landmark this year.

Batsmen with 1,000 runs in Test cricket in 2008

 
Inns
Runs
Hs
Avg
100
50
V Sehwag (Ind)
25
1445
319
60.20
3
6
GC Smith (SA)
21
1363
232
71.73
5
4
VVS Laxman (Ind)
24
1045
200*
52.25
2
7
SR Tendulkar (Ind)
23
1047
154*
52.35
4
3
HM Amla (SA)
20
1012
159
53.26
3
5
ND McKenzie (SA)
19
1002
226
58.94
3
2

This was the fifth time Tendulkar reached the landmark of 1,000 runs in a calendar year. Tendulkar had scored exactly 1,000 in 1997, 1088 in 1999,1003 in 2001 and 1392 in 2002.

With this Tendulkar equalled the world record of aggregating 1,000 runs in a calendar year on MOST occasions. He joined West Indian Brian Lara and Australian Matthew Hayden who have performed this feat on five occasions. Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis have done so on four occasions.

Batsmen aggregating 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year on most occasions 

SR Tendulkar (Ind)
5
BC Lara (WI)
5
ML Hayden (Aus)
5
SM Gavaskar (Ind)
4
RT Ponting (Aus)
4
JH Kallis (SA)
4


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