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Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record to become youngest to score 10k runs

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

On 31 May, England captain Alastair Cook became the first English cricketer to reach the most coveted landmark of 10,000 runs.

He also broke master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the youngest cricketer to score 10,000 runs.

According to an NDTV report, Sachin reached the 10,000 run mark at 31 years, 326 days in a match against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 2005. At 31 years and 158 days, Alastair achieved the feat in a match against Sri Lanka in Durham.

The England skipper reached the mark when he flicked Nuwan Pradeep to the deep mid wicket fence for a boundary, NDTV reported.

At the start of the test match against Sri Lanka, Cook needed only 36 runs to reach the mark. In the second innings, he scored an unbeaten 47 to go past Michael Atherton's mark of the most test runs scored by an England captain, NDTV reported.

The England skipper became the 12th batsman to reach the 10,000 run mark. He achieved it in his 128 test appearance.

According to reports, Pakistan's Younis Khan may also enter the 10,000 run club later this summer, when Pakistan plays England later this summer. Khan has 9,116 runs under his belt.
First published: 31 May 2016, 1:44 IST
 
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