India v Australia, World Cup 2011, 2nd quarter-final, AhmedabadSachin Tendulkar Crosses 18,000 Runs in ODIs24-Mar-2011 17:35:00 GMT
Ahmedabad: Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday crossed another milestone as he went past the 18,000-run mark in ODIs during India's World Cup quarterfinal match against Australia.
Playing in his 451st ODI, Tendulkar reached the milestone with a single off Australian fast bowler Brett Lee in the 14th over of India's run-chase at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera. He was 45 short of 18,000 runs before the match.
The 37-year-old Indian maestro is the highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs. He has till date scored 14,692 runs from 177 Tests at an average of 56.94 with 51 hundreds and 59 half-centuries.
His aggregate score in all forms of cricket before Thursday's match stands at a staggering 32,657.
Tendulkar, who is playing in his sixth World Cup, is also the highest run-scorer in the showpiece event.