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Tendulkar's journey to 15,000 Test runs

Turning up for his 300th innings in Test cricket, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman in history to cross the 15,000-run mark during the third day of the first Test against West Indies yesterday. Here's a break-up of his passage to the milestone:

Runs

Tests

Innings

Vs

Venue

When

1,000

19

30

SA

Johannesburg

26 Nov 1992

2,000

32

44

NZ

Hamilton

19 Mar 1994

3,000

45

67

SA

Kanpur

8 Dec  1996

4,000

58

86

SL

Mumbai

03 Dec 1997

5,000

67

103

PAK

Kolkata

16 Feb 1999

6,000

76

120

SA

Bangalore

02 Mar 2000

7,000

85

136

SA

Bloemfontein

03 Nov 2001

8,000

96

154

WI

Kingston

18 May 2002

9,000

111

179

Aus

Sydney

02 Jan 2004

10,000

122

195

PAK

Kolkata

16 Mar 2005

11,000

139

223

ENG

Nottingham

27 Jul 2007

12,000

152

247

Aus

Mohali 

17 Oct 2008

13,000

163

266

Ban

Chittagong

17 Jan 2010

14,000

171

279

Aus

Bangalore

09 Oct 2010

15,000

182

300

WI

Delhi

08 Nov 2011



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* Sachin needs 67 more runs to get his 100th international century.
* WI chased down the same target (276) at the same venue in November 1987.

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