17,000 runs: Another milestone awaits Sachin

Updated: 05 November 2009 08:10 IST

Tendulkar, who has been in focus in the series so far will go into the fifth match with a familiar burden of expectations.

New Delhi:

It's a match day in the Honour Series and all eyes will be on India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as, denied his milestone at Mohali, he is eyeing to complete 17,000 runs of his one-day career in Thursday's game at Hyderabad.

Sachin is just seven runs away from the 17,000 mark. Tendulkar, who has been in focus in the series so far will go into the fifth match with a familiar burden of expectations.

He is currently the top run-getter in ODI cricket with 16, 993 runs to his name. Sanath Jayasuriya is second on the list with 13,377 runs while Aussie captain Ricky Ponting has a lot of catching up to do.

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Apart from that Sachin also has the maximum number of centuries (44). Of those 44, 32 hundreds have resulted in the Indian victories. He also holds the record for scoring most number of centuries in Tournament finals. Interestingly, India won all the finals when he has made hundreds.

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