India v Pakistan, 1st Test, Delhi, 4th day November 25, 2007

Tendulkar goes past Border

Cricinfo staff
Sachin Tendulkar moved past Allan Border's Test aggregate of 11,174 to become the second-highest run-scorer in Test cricket



Sachin Tendulkar is second on the list of leading run-scorers in Tests, behind only Brian Lara © AFP

With a glorious on-drive for four off Mohammad Sami, Sachin Tendulkar moved past Allan Border's Test aggregate of 11,174 to become the second-highest run-scorer in Test cricket. At the end of the fourth day of the Delhi Test, Tendulkar's aggregate stood at 11,183, 770 fewer than Brian Lara's 11,953.

A couple of deliveries earlier, Tendulkar had achieved another milestone, becoming only the third Indian, after Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid, to score 1000 runs in the fourth innings of a Test. Going into this Test, Tendulkar had 977 runs at an average of 32.56, well below his career average of nearly 55.

If India do knock off the 32 more runs they need for victory, it'll be their seventh successive win at this ground. Since 1992-93, they've beaten Zimbabwe (three times), Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (Click here for their overall results at the Kotla.) Their last defeat here came in 1987-88, when West Indies chased down 276 - the highest successful run-chase at this ground - for the loss of five wickets. A successful chase of 203 will also be India's fifth-highest victorious run-chase in Tests, and their second-highest at home, after the 256 for 8 they scored against Australia in Mumbai in 1964-65.