Sachin Tendulkar is within striking distance of bettering several records against Australia at home. Some of the statistical highs include highest run-getter, most fifties and the maximum number of centuries. Ahead of the fourth and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla, here is a look at the approaching milestones:
# Sachin Tendulkar (3597 runs) needs another 40 runs to overhaul the existing record run aggregate of 3636 by Jack Hobbs of England against Australia. If he gets these runs, he would then have the most runs against Australia.
# Tendulkar requires three more runs for his 3600 runs against Australia. If he gets them, he would become the second batsman in the annals of Test cricket to amass 3600 runs against Australia. Hobbs has scored 3636 runs against the Aussies.
# Tendulkar has scored 27 fifties against Australia and share the record for most fifties against Australia with Hobbs, who also has scored 27 fifties. Tendulkar requires one more fifty to own the record for most fifties against Australia.
# Tendulkar has scored 11 hundreds against Australia. One more century will enable him to equal Hobbs' 12 tons against the Australians.
# Tendulkar has scored 1788 runs against Australia at home and requires 212 runs for his 2000 runs. If he gets them, he would become the first Indian batsman and also the first batsman to aggregate 2000 runs on home soil against Australia.
# Tendulkar, Graham Gooch and Herbert Sutcliffe have scored nine half centuries at home against Australia. One more half century will make Tendulkar to share the record of most half centuries at home against Australia. Michael Atherton of England has scored ten half centuries at home.
# Ricky Ponting, Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis and Mahela Jayawardene share the record for most hundreds on home soil. All the four batsmen have scored 22 hundreds. One more hundred for Tendulkar would give him his 23rd hundred and with it the record for most hundreds on home soil.
# On the flip side, Tendulkar has been dismissed bowled on 27 occasions on home soil. One more bowled dismissal would be his 28th bowled dismissal which would make him to share the record with Rahul Dravid, who has been dismissed bowled on 28 occasions. Allan Border holds the record with 31 bowled dismissals at home.
# Interestingly, Tendulkar has been dismissed bowled on 54 occasions in his Test career. One more bowled dismissal would make him to share the record with Dravid who has been dismissed bowled in 55 occasions.