Sachin first to get 2000 WC runs


New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on March 9 reached yet another milestone when he became the first player in history to reach the 2000-run mark in World Cups. The 37-year-old Tendulkar reached the landmark during the group B clash against Netherlands at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

Earlier in the World Cup Tendulkar also became the first batsman to score five hundreds in the tournament with a majestic 120 against England at Bangalore.

Playing his sixth World Cup, he also holds the record for the most half-centuries in the flagship event of the ICC.

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is the second highest run scorer in the World Cups with 1577 in 42 matches.

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