On the first day of the secondTest on Friday Tendulkar, 35, surpassed West Indian Brian Lara’s tally of 11,953 runs to become the highest run-getter in Test cricket. His record now stands at 12,026 runs in tests. He is also the record holder of highest runs in ODIs and the highest number of centuries in both forms of the game.
India won the toss and elected to bat. India started well helped by sound batting by Gambhir(67). At 145 for 1India looked in command, but soon slumped to 163 for 4. A 142 run stand between Sachin(88) and Ganguly(54 not out) enabled India closed the day at the score of 311 for 5. Johnson took 3 wickets.
Ganguly also crossed a milestone by crossing 7000 runs in tests, the fourth Indian to do so after Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Dravid.