India's batsman Sachin Tendulkar has set a world record for most test hundreds, posting his 35th on the opening day of the second test against Sri Lanka.
Thousands of spectators roared with delight as Tendulkar reached the milestone Saturday in New Delhi, leading his side to a commanding first innings total of 245 for three. So far, the 32-year-old batsman has scored 10,256 runs in 125 test matches.
On Saturday he surpassed the record of 34 test hundreds set by Sunil Gavsakar of India.
Tendulkar is also the most successful one-day batsman, having slammed 37 hundreds for 13,497 runs in 342 one-dayers.
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