More feathers in Sachin's crown
Prolific Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar established a slew of records en route to his 79 in the fourth one-day international against Australia here Monday.
Tendulkar, who reached his 84th fifty with a double off Andrew Symonds, became the most prolific half-centurion in one-day international cricket, surpassing Inzamamul Haq's 83.
He also became the player with the highest run tally against Australia in one-dayers, surpassing Desmond Haynes of West Indies. From 51 matches against the Aussies, Tendulkar has 2,321 runs while Haynes scored 2,262 in 64 games.
The Mumbai "master blaster" also surpassed 1,000 runs in the current calendar year, becoming the second Indian to do so after Sourav Ganguly.
Ganguly has compiled 1,065 runs in 25 matches while Tendulkar has 1,026 from the same number of games.
Tendulkar has now achieved this feat seven times in his 18-year career, the most by any player and one more than his nearest rival in the list, Ganguly.