Monday, March 19, 2012

Most Memorable Centuries of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin has made enough records and milestones in the cricket that he hardly left anything to achieve, form the total score of 17000 runs in one day international cricket and 15000 runs in test matches all looks like unbeatable. Here are the most memorable centuries.

India vs Bangladesh, ODI 2012

After 33 innings and over a year, Tendulkar finally got to the elusive ton against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup league match at a packed Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur. It took him 138 deliveries, one of the most arduous one-day efforts by the 38-year-old right-hander, to get to the 100 that had become as much a talking point as the team's fortunes in the past 365 days.

India vs South Africa, ODI-2010

Sachin scored the first double century in one day international cricket which made the history. He scored 200 (not out) in 147 balls with 25 boundaries and three sixes against South Africa on February 24, 2010 in Gwalior. India won this match by 153 runs.

India vs England, Test Match-2008

This match is one among the memorable movements which happened just after two weeks of Mumbai terrorist attack on hotel Taj. Sachin scored 103 (not out) chasing the highest run of 387 and also the first time were Sachin scored a century in a successful fourth-innings chase.

India vs Australia, Test Match-1998

This test match was one of the remarkable one where India trailed by 71 runs in the first innings and Sachin’s brilliant unbeaten 155 runs to set Australia a target of 348 runs and India won the match by 179 runs. In this match Tendulkar scored 155 not out, with 14 boundaries and four sixes.

England v India, Test match-1990

This test match is the first step for Sachin’s milestone. He scored his first test century against England in August 1990. Sachin was just 17 year old, struggled batting when India was at 109/4 after being set 408 runs to win. He challenged the England holding wickets for almost six hours and derived the team to a draw.