Tendulkar overhauls Azharuddin's record tally of runs in one-day Internationals

Rajneesh Gupta

October 18, 2000

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Little master Sachin Tendulkar became the leading run scorer in the one-day internationals during his innings of 69 against New Zealand at Nairobi Gymkhana in the final of ICC Knock Out. He overhauled fellow Indian Mohammad Azharuddin's record tally of 9372 runs.

A comparitive study of these two batsmen reveals the fact that Tendulkar has always enjoyed a distinct edge over Azharuddin. Tendulkar reached every progressive milestone of 1000 runs in lesser matches than Azharuddin. Infact he took 81 matches and 62 innings lesser than Azharuddin to improve upon his aggregate. Had 'Tendalya' played in as many one-day internationals as Azharuddin has played, so far 334, he would have aggregated nearly about 12,000 runs as worked out by a computerised projection of his level of performance. Further, Tendulkar has scored 25 hundreds as against Azhar's 7.

Sachin Tendulkar's One-day international career

Opponent      Mts  Inns  NO     Runs    Hs    Ave.  100  50   0

v Australia 28 28 0 1346 143 48.07 5 6 1 v Bangladesh 6 5 0 199 54 39.80 0 1 0 v England 14 14 1 384 91 29.53 0 2 0 v Kenya 5 5 3 410 140* 205.00 3 0 0 v New Zealand 31 30 1 1279 186* 44.10 3 7 3 v Pakistan 43 41 4 1335 118 36.08 2 9 3 v South Africa 36 36 0 1117 122 31.02 2 5 1 v Sri Lanka 42 40 5 1593 137 45.51 5 8 1 v U.A.E. 1 1 0 63 63 63.00 0 1 0 v West Indies 26 26 4 843 105 38.31 1 7 3 v Zimbabwe 21 20 4 864 127* 54.00 4 2 0

TOTAL 253 246 22 9433 186* 42.11 25 48 12

Highest: 186* v New Zealand at Hyderabad on 08-11-1999

Mohammad Azharuddin's One-day international career

Opponent      Mts    Inns    NO    Runs   Hs   Ave.  100  50  0

v Australia 43 41 6 990 94 28.28 0 6 2 v Bangladesh 7 4 2 173 84 86.50 0 1 0 v England 24 23 9 911 95* 65.07 0 8 1 v Kenya 4 1 0 9 9 9.00 0 0 0 v New Zealand 40 39 8 1118 108* 36.06 1 7 0 v Pakistan 64 59 7 1657 101 31.86 2 9 3 v South Africa 33 33 2 1109 90 35.77 0 7 0 v Sri Lanka 53 48 12 1834 111* 50.94 3 15 2 v U.A.E. 1 1 0 81 81 81.00 0 1 0 v West Indies 43 42 4 998 81 26.26 0 2 0 v Zimbabwe 22 17 4 498 153* 38.30 1 2 1

TOTAL 334 308 54 9378 153* 36.92 7 58 9

Highest: 153* v Zimbabwe at Cuttack on 09-04-1998

Appearance Milestones:

This is where Tendulkar and Azharuddin stood after every segment of 50 matches.

Matches   Tendulkar    Azharuddin

50 1446 1187 100 3146 2290 150 5321 3795 200 7305 5399 250 9287 6996 300 8553

Progress Chart:

This is how Tendulkar and Azharuddin reached every milestone of 1000 runs.

Tendulkar   Azharuddin
Target      Mts  Inns   Mts   Inns

1000 runs 36 34 45 41 2000 runs 73 70 83 75 3000 runs 96 93 124 113 4000 runs 115 112 156 143 5000 runs 141 138 184 170 6000 runs 176 170 222 205 7000 runs 196 189 253 233 8000 runs 217 210 278 257 9000 runs 242 235 320 294 9378 runs 253 246 334 308

Scoring Pattern:

Score     Tendulkar      Azharuddin

Duck 12 9 1-9 55 74 10-49 106 160 50-89 42 51 90-99 6 7 100-149 24 6 150 + 1 1

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