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Tendulkar passes 15,000 test runs to extend record

Tendulkar passes 15,000 test runs to extend record
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First Published: Tue, Nov 08 2011. 06 08 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar raises his bat in celebration after completing 15,000 runs in his test career.Photo: Reuters.
Sachin Tendulkar raises his bat in celebration after completing 15,000 runs in his test career.Photo: Reuters.
Updated: Tue, Nov 08 2011. 06 08 PM IST
New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 15,000 test runs, achieving the feat on day three of the first test against West Indies on Tuesday.
Sachin Tendulkar raises his bat in celebration after completing 15,000 runs in his test career.Photo: Reuters.
Tendulkar took a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to reach the milestone in his 182nd test at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
The batsman took off his helmet, raised the bat and looked skywards to celebrate the occasion as his team mates in the dressing room stood and clapped along with the sparse crowd at the stadium.
The 38-year-old is one century short of becoming the first batsman to hit 100 international tons.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 08 2011. 06 08 PM IST