New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday slammed Test century No. 49 of his career and finished the day at an unbeaten score of 191 - one that was enough to bring his average in 2010 to a staggering 99.5, the same as Don Bradman.
Tendulkar, who has been in sublime form this season , hit his sixth century in nine matches this year, and has aggregated 1194 runs in the calendar year. The good thing is India still have at least five more Tests to play in 2010.
The legendary Sir Don Bradman had a career average of 99.94 in Test matches and Sachin has able to match that average in this calender year.
Sachin is still on the crease at unbeaten 191 and India will be hoping that he continues with superb form on day four as well. Sachin Tendulkar also became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score 14,000 Test runs. He reached that milestone on Sunday when he got to 27.
Here is the list of achievements Tendulkar achieved records during his unbeaten innings of 191:
1 On 27 he became the first batsman ever to aggregate 14,000 runs in Test cricket.
2 On 43, he became leading run-scorer at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, surpassing Sunil Gavaskar’s tally of 600 runs. At the end of third day’s play, Tendulkar has a tally of 749 runs from 13 innings of 8 Tests at Bangalore.
3 On 64, Tendulkar surpassed Brian Lara’s tally of 6217 runs to occupy second place in the list of most prolific run-scorers in home matches. His tally of 6,345 runs in home matches is second only to Ricky Ponting’s 6790.
4 On 100, Tendulkar scored his second hundred at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - most by any batsman at this ground along with Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin.
5 On 100, Tendulkar achieved the distinction of becoming the first Indian to score SIX hundreds in a single calendar year. He shared the record with three other Indians with five hundreds.
6 The hundred was also Tendulkar’s 22nd Test 100 at home soil - a new world record. He was earlier at level with Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting with 21 100s.
7 Tendulkar reached his 100 in style- with a six off Nathan Hauritz. This is the fifth time Tendulkar has reached the three-figure mark with a six, which is a new world record. He was earlier at level with England’s Ken Barrington.
8 On 111 Tendulkar completed his 6,000 international runs (Tests + ODIs+ T20Is) against Australia. He became first batsman to reach this landmark.
9 On 116 Tendulkar completed 3,000 Test runs against Australia. He became first non-English and only the third batsman to accomplish this feat.
10 On 150, Tendulkar achieved the world record of making most scores of 150 and more. This was the 20th such occasion for him and he went ahead of West Indian Brian Lara’s tally of 19.
11 This was sixth time Tendulkar was posting a score of 150 or more against Australia – another record. He was earlier at level with England’s Wally Hammond.
12 On 178 he set the highest score by an Indian batsman against Australia at Bangalore, bettering his own 177 in 1997-98.
13 On 191 Tendulkar became the fourth Indian batsman to remain unbeaten in 190s at close in a Test match.
14 At the end of third day’s play, Tendulkar’s batting average is 56.88, which is the highest among all contemporary batsmen (with an aggregate of 1,000 or more) – ahead of Kumar Sangakkara’s 56.85