#ThisDayThatYear: Tendulkar became the youngest to scale 3,000 ODI runsLast updated on Apr 09, 2020, 12:38 pm
Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest to surpass 3,000 ODI runs on this day, 25 years ago.
He achieved the landmark against Sri Lanka in the 1995 edition of the Asia Cup in Sharjah.
Tendulkar went past this mark 15 days before his 22nd birthday.
Tendulkar, who went on to become the leading run-scorer in ODIs, carries a plethora of records.
Sri Lanka manage a paltry 202/9
In the fifth match of the Pepsi Asia Cup in 1995, Sri Lanka chose to bat and managed 202/9 in 50 overs.
Hasan Tilakratne chipped in with 48, with Sanath Jayasuriya (31) and Kumar Dharmasena (30) getting the starts.
Lanka kept losing regular wickets to hurt their cause.
For India, the pacers claimed six wickets between them. Venkatesh Prasad (3/37) was the chief contributor.
India chase down the target in style
Indian openers Manoj Prabhakar and Tendulkar didn't break a sweat as they put on a 161-run opening stand.
Prabhakar managed a gritty 79-ball 60. He struck seven fours at a strike-rate of 75.95.
Meanwhile, Tendulkar scored a 107-ball 112*.
He hit 15 fours and a six at 104.67.
Prabhakar was dismissed by Jayasuriya, who also got Navjot Sidhu (3) shortly.
However, Tendulkar rallied on.
Amla is the fastest to 3,000 ODI runs
Tendulkar surpassed the tally in 93 ODI innings.
Former South Africa stalwart Hashim Amla holds the record to be the fastest to 3,000 ODI runs.
He achieved the mark in 57 ODI innings.
Amla surpassed 3,000 runs against England on August 28, 2012.
For India, Virat Kohli (75) holds the record.
A look at Tendulkar's ODI career
Tendulkar went on to play 463 ODI matches in his career. He scored a staggering 18,426 runs with a best of 200*. He amassed 49 tons and 96 fifties.