Sachin Tendulkar All Time Hundred 16 Nov 2013 :)


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As promised, here is our write-up on Sachin's 100 tons. First we will plug the ODI tons and then come to the Test ones later. So this is our little tribute to the great man. Enjoy!

ODI Hundred 1994-2012Sachin 1st ODI 100 vs Aus @ Colombo 1994 - YouTube

Hundred No. 1: 110 v Australia, Colombo, September 9 1994. Result: India Won: It took as many as 78 ODI matches for Tendulkar to score his first ODI hundred. But it was a sign of things to come. In the 3rd match of the Singer World Series at the RPS Stadium in Colombo, Tendulkar was up against a fearsome Australian attack comprising of Craig McDermott, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, Tendulkar brazenly took the attack to them, smashing 8 fours and 2 massive sixes, both off Warne as he led India to a competitive score. His Man-of-the-Match knock laid the platform for a convincing 31 run win for the Indians.

Hundred No. 2: 115 v New Zealand, Vadodara, 28 October 1994. Result: India Won It was another Man-of-the-Match innings from Sachin Tendulkar that propelled India to a comfortable seven wicket win over New Zealand in the 3rd match of the Wills World Series. Chasing a massive 270, Tendulkar, who was dropped very early in his innings made the Kiwis pay for their folly, blasting 8 fours and 3 sixes to take the hosts home. He was involved in a 144-run 1st wicket partnership with Manoj Prabhakar, setting the tone for another convincing win.

Hundred No. 3: 105 v West Indies, Rajasthan, 11 November 1994. Result: India Won Sachin Tendulkar's patient innings of 105 helped India eke out a 5-run win over West Indies in a tight encounter. It was patient knock by Tendulkar's standards. The knock came from 134 balls and included 10 hits to the fence. He was involved in a 117-run stand for the 2nd wicket with Vinod Kambli after having added 95 runs for the 1st wicket with Ajay Jadeja.

Hundred No. 4: 112* v Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 9 April 1995. Result: India Won Sachin Tendulkar was at his belligerent best, stroking 15 fours and 1 six as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 8 wickets with 101 balls to spare. The Master added 161 runs for the 1st wicket with Manoj Prabhakar as India eased towards a big win. No bowler were spared by Tendulkar on the day, with only Sanath Jayasuriya ending up with somewhat respectable figures.

Hundred No. 5: 127* v Kenya, Cuttack, February 18 1996. Result: India Won Co-hosting the 1996 World Cup, India got off to a perfect start by beating Kenya by 7 wickets. Kenya, playing in a major tournament for the first time seemed to be overawed by the occasion, and were simply no match to the genius of Tendulkar. He stroked 15 fours and 1 six to help his team get off to an ideal start.

Hundred No. 6: 137 v Sri Lanka, Delhi, March 2 1996. Result: Sri Lanka Won Sachin Tendulkar scored his 6th ODI hundred, but it turned out to be his 1st ton in a losing cause. Up against the fearsome and soon to be World Champions, Sri Lanka, India were guilty of starting off slowly. They eventually reached 271, thanks to Tendulkar, who hit 8 fours and 5 sixes during a spectacular knock of 137. He was only dismissed, run-out, in the last over but by then he had been involved in a 175-run 3rd wicket stand with Mohammad Azharuddin, then an Indian record for all wickets. He played his part with the ball as well, but the Indians were helpless in front of the opening assault led by Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana.

Hundred No. 7: 100 v Pakistan, Singapore, 5 April 1996. Result: Pakistan Won Another superb century from Sachin Tendulkar, but once again it was a vain effort as India were humbled by Pakistan at Padang. Tendulkar scored his 7th ODI ton, but there was no real support from the other end. Sachin's knock came from 111 balls, and it included 9 fours and 1 six. The next best score was 41 from Sanjay Manjrekar as India limped to 226/8 in the 48th over before heavens opened up. Chasing a revised target of 187 from 33 overs, Saeed Anwar and Aamer Sohail blasted the Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground to complete the chase in a spectacular manner.

Hundred No. 8: 118 v Pakistan, Sharjah, 15 April 1996. Result: India Won A scintillating 118 from Sachin Tendulkar, his 231-run stand for the 2nd wicket with Navjot Singh Sidhu, then a record partnership for any wicket for India and the eventual total, 305, the first time that India crossed 300 in an ODI match were the cornerstones as Pakistan were well beaten in the league encounter at Sharjah. Tendulkar's knock included 8 fours and 2 sixes as the Pakistan bowlers were hit all around the park, particularly Ata-ur-Rehman. He was to chip in with the ball as well, finishing with 2/40 to complete a Man-of-the-Match performance.

Hundred No. 9: 110 v Sri Lanka, Colombo, 28 August 1996. Result: Sri Lanka Won Sachin Tendulkar hit an exact 100, but it turned out to be one in vain as a Sanath Jayasuriya inspired Sri Lanka ran out comfortable victors in the end, by a comprehensive margin of 9 wickets. It was Tendulkar's first hundred as Indian captain, and he added 129 runs for the third wicket with Mohammad Azharuddin. It was a very patient innings though, consuming 138 balls and included 5 fours and 1 six.

Hundred No. 10: 114 v South Africa, Mumbai, 14 December 1996. Result: India Won Mohinder Amarnath's benefit match turned out to be a virtual feast for the Mumbaikars as local boy, Sachin Tendulkar scored his 1st ODI hundred in front of his home crowd. Tendulkar's 114 and his opening stand of 90 runs with Woorkeri Raman set the tone for India as they amassed a massive 267 on the board. Tendulkar's knock included 14 fours and he was particularly severe on the South African pacers. The visitors were no match as they collapsed to 193 all-out, losing by 74 runs in the process.

Hundred No. 11: 104 v Zimbabwe, Benoni, 9 February, 1997. Result: India Won It was not just a must win match for India, they needed to chase down Zimbabwe's 240 in 40.5 overs or less if they were to make it to the finals of the Triangular series in South Africa. It also meant that their hopes rested heavily on Sachin Tendulkar. The man was not going to disappoint the faithfuls, in a blazing innings filled with some authentic shots, Tendulkar smashed 104 from just 97 balls to lead India's reply. The knock included 8 fours and 1 six, and by the time he was dismissed, the platform had been set for a convincing victory.

Hundred No. 12: 117 v New Zealand, Bangalore, 14 May 1997. Result: India Won. It was Tendulkar's night at the Chinnaswamy. Chasing a modest target of 221, Tendulkar was particularly aggressive against New Zealand's opening bowlers before settling down to play a flowing innings. 13 boundaries and 2 sixes were symbolic of the knock, as Tendulkar and Ganguly proceeded to add 169 runs for the 1st wicket. By the time, Tendulkar was eventually dismissed, India were just 5 runs short of the victory target.

Hundred No. 13: 100 v Australia, Kanpur, 7 April 1998. Result: India Won. Sachin Tendulkar was back to his best as he blasted the Australians to all parts of Green Park. Chasing a modest 223, Tendulkar hit 5 fours and 7 sixes on his way to a 89-ball ton. He was in some sublime form, treating the Australian spinners with complete disdain as he added 175 runs for the first wicket with Sourav Ganguly. Not even a mini collapse after his dismissal hurt the Indians as they coasted to an easy win.

Hundred No. 14: 143 v Australia, Sharjah, 22 April 1998. Result: Australia Won. 'Desert Storm' as it is now famously called, the 143 against Australia at Sharjah ranks as one of the best ever Tendulkar knocks in ODIs if not the best. Chasing a target of 285, India needed to score 254 to go past New Zealand and qualify for the finals. A sandstorm stopped play for 25 minutes and India's target was reduced to 276 from 46 overs. India now needed 237 runs to get past New Zealand on NRAJ. Despite losing partners at the other end, Tendulkar motored along, some of his shots were pure delight to one's eyes. Tendulkar's knock included 9 fours and 5 massive sixes, and he single-handedly took India into the final.

Hundred No. 15: 134 v Australia, Sharjah, 24 April 1998. Result: India Won. Tendulkar completed 25 on the day and he celebrated it with yet another fine effort. His 134 laid the platform as India annihilated Australia by a comprehensive 6 wicket margin. Chasing 273 for victory, Tendulkar made light of the early loss of Ganguly as he added 89 runs for the 2nd wicket with Nayan Mongia, sent in as a pinch-hitter. After Mongia's exit, Azharuddin joined Tendulkar and the duo took the match well out of the hands of the Aussies in a stand worth 120 runs. Tendulkar's knock included 12 fours and 3 sixes and by the time he was dismissed, India were on course for a superb victory.

Hundred No. 16: 100 v Kenya, Kolkata, 31 May 1998. Result: India Won. In an uneventful triangular tournament featuring India, Kenya and Bangladesh, Tendulkar lit up Eden Gardens with a splendid hundred in the finals. Chasing a paltry 197, India were in no trouble whatsoever as they cruised to the title in just 35 overs. Sachin's knock included 13 fours. He was involved in an unbroken stand worth 120 runs with Ajay Jadeja.

Hundred No. 17: 128 v Sri Lanka, Colombo, 7 July 1998. Result: India Won. Tendulkar's glorious 1998 continued and so did India's title winning streak as they beat hosts Sri Lanka to clinch the Singer-Akai Nidahas trophy by a slender margin of 6 runs. Tendulkar was involved in a 252-run stand for the opening wicket, then a world record for the opening stand. Tendulkar was the aggressor of the two, scoring 128 from just 131 balls. The knock included 8 fours and 2 sixes as the pair hoisted India to 307/6. Sri Lanka fought gallantly but fell short by just 6 runs as they were bowled out for 301.

Hundred No. 18: 127* v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 26 September 1998. Result: India Won. Chasing a modest 214, Tendulkar led the chase from the front with a brutal innings of 127 as India completed a comfortable 8 wicket win. Tendulkar's knock included 13 fours and 1 six and he added 180 runs for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid as India cruised home with more than 7 overs to spare.

Hundred No. 19: 141 v Australia, Dhaka, 28 October 1998. Result: India Won. It was Sachin's match completely. First he rescued India from a poor 8/2 to a more than comfortable 307/8 at the end of their 50 overs. Tendulkar was involved in two huge partnerships, first he added 140 runs for the third wicket with Rahul Dravid to lift the team after two early blows. He then added 132 runs for the 4th wicket with Ajay Jadeja to take India from a comfortable position to a one of strength. Tendulkar's innings contained as many as 13 fours and 3 massive sixes. His task was not yet over, he returned to finish with figures of 4/38 with the ball as India completed a 44-run victory.

ODI Hundred No. 20: 118* v Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 8 November 1998. Result: India Won. On this day, Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 20 ODI hundreds. He had also scored 16 Test hundreds, making his tally of 36 international hundreds the most by any batsman, going past Sunil Gavaskar's tally of 35 international hundreds. After the Indian spin troika had reduced Zimbabwe to a poor 196, the chase was certainly an easy task for the Indians. Tendulkar led from the front, clouting 14 fours and 2 sixes as the Indian waltzed past the target in the 41st over.

ODI Hundred No. 21: 124* v Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 13 November 1998. Result: India Won. It was touted as a revenge game. Henry Olonga had dismissed Sachin Tendulkar cheaply and had starred in Zimbabwe's victory, a couple of days ago. In the final though, there was no place to hide for the Zimbabwean pacer. After the bowlers had kept Zimbabwe down to just 196, Tendulkar tore apart their bowlers in some style, hitting 12 fours and 6 sixes as India chased down the target in just 30 overs. Tendulkar finished the year on a high, aggregating 1894 runs with as many as 9 centuries. The final had turned out to be one of the most lop-sided encounters as India reached home with all 10 wickets in hand.

ODI Hundred No. 22: 140* v Kenya, Bristol, 23 May 1999. Result: India Won. One of the most emotional centuries, Tendulkar returned from his father's funeral to stroke a magnificent 140 against Kenya in the 1999 World Cup held in England. While the opposition was modest, the timing of the event took centre-stage. His knock included 16 fours and 3 sixes as he pulverized the Kenyans to all parts of the ground. Tendulkar added 237 runs for the 3rd wicket with Rahul Dravid (then a world record for most runs in a partnership in a World Cup game, only to be broken three days later by Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid). Tendulkar dedicated the knock in memory of his father.

ODI Hundred No. 23: 120 v Sri Lanka, Colombo, 29 August 1999. Result: India Won. A superb knock of 120 from Sachin Tendulkar earned India a pyrrhic victory. Tendulkar's knock and his superb 3rd wicket stand worth 127 runs for the 3rd wicket helped India set up an imposing 296 on the board. Tendulkar's knock included 11 fours and 2 sixes. While the target was easily out of Sri Lanka's reach, they did manage to get past the score needed to help them qualify through to the finals, and in the process knocked India out of contention.

ODI Hundred No. 24: 186* v New Zealand, Hyderabad, 8 November 1999. Result: India Won. Sometimes, even someone as great as Tendulkar makes hay on flat tracks and small outfields. This was one such game as Tendulkar combined with Rahul Dravid to stun the Kiwis into oblivion. In the process of his 186, Tendulkar went past Ganguly's 183 to emerge as the highest individual scorer for India in ODI cricket. The pair also added 331 runs for the 2nd wicket, still the best partnership for any wicket in ODI cricket. That, he was the Indian captain just added the icing on the cake.

ODI Hundred No. 25: 122 v South Africa, Vadodara, 17 March 2000. Result: India Won. Having given up captaincy, Sachin Tendulkar could just concentrate on his natural game and this gave him the freedom as he returned to his run scoring ways. Chasing a daunting 283, Tendulkar played second fiddle to Ganguly during the opening partnership of 153, Tendulkar opened up to complete yet another ODI ton, his 2nd against South Africa. The knock included 12 fours as he guided India to a series victory with one match of the 5-match series still remaining. It was some solace to India, after all the torment in Australia and the preceding Test series against South Africa.

ODI Hundred No. 26: 101 v Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 20 October 2000.Result: Sri Lanka Won. It was one of the most circumspect ODI innings ever played by Sachin Tendulkar. His 26th ODI ton, coming in 140 balls included just 3 fours and 1 six. He was lucky to be dropped very early into his innings, but having lost four partners with the score reading 102, he decided to drop anchor. Tendulkar added 100 runs for the 5th wicket with Robin Singh, but his run-out meant that India failed to cash in during the slog overs. The Indians failed to control the wet ball (due to dew) as Russell Arnold helped Sri Lanka clinch an easy win.

ODI Hundred No. 27: 146 v Zimbabwe, Jodhpur, 8 December 2000. Result: Zimbabwe Won. Zimbabwe stole the thunder from Tendulkar by stealing victory right under the noses of the Indians. Tendulkar made light of a middle order failure as he stroked 15 fours and 2 sixes on his way to a quite maginficent 146. While he delighted the Jodhpur crowd, who were watching their first ODI, disappointment was in store for them as the visitors eked out a 1 wicket win in the final over of the match.

ODI Hundred No. 28: 139 v Australia, Indore, 31 March 2001. Result: India Won. It was a special innings for Sachin Tendulkar. Not only did he bring up yet another ton, he also became the first batsman in the history of ODI cricket to complete 10,000 ODI runs. The game was an one-sided affair though, the Australians, chasing 300 never got going and were bundled out for just 181. Tendulkar was the hero once again, slamming 19 fours in his knock. He was also involved in a 199 run stand for the second wicket with VVS Laxman.

ODI Hundred No. 29: 122* v West Indies, Harare, 4 July 2001. Result: India Won. Tendulkar's brilliance came to the fore once again as India beat West Indies by a comfortable margin during the tri-nation series in Zimbabwe. Chasing a target of 230, India coasted home thanks to Tendulkar's superbly paced knock. The innings consisted of 12 fours and 1 six. The result was never in doubt once Tendulkar added 133 runs for the opening wicket with Ganguly.

ODI Hundred No. 30: 101 v South Africa, Johannesburg, 5 October 2001. Result: South Africa Won. Tendulkar's first hundred in South Africa, but it ended in a defeat as India's former coach, Gary Kirsten guided the hosts to a convincing victory. Tendulkar had added 193 runs for the first wicket with Ganguly, but the rest of the middle order failed to take full advantage. On a belter of a wicket, Tendulkar's fine anchoring knock went in vain.

ODI Hundred No. 31: 146 v Kenya, Paarl, 24 October 2001. Result: India Won. Tendulkar added 258 runs with Saurav Ganguly, their best ever opening stand as India demolished Kenya by 186 runs in a lop-sided encounter during the tri-nation series in South Africa. Tendulkar's knock included 17 fours.

ODI Hundred No. 32: 105* v England, Chester-le-Street, 4 July 2002. No Result. Tendulkar scored his maiden ODI hundred against England, but rain had the last laugh as the Natwest tri-series match was washed out. Tendulkar, batting in the middle order came to the crease with his side wobbling and was left undefeated at the end of the 50 overs. His knock is particularly noteworthy for his innovative hitting towards the latter part of the innings. Tendulkar hit 8 fours and 1 six and added 169 runs for the 4th wicket with Rahul Dravid.

ODI Hundred No. 33: 113 v Sri Lanka, Bristol, 11 July 2002. Result: India Won. One of Tendulkar's best ever ODI knocks in England, Tendulkar vanquished the Lions in a breath-taking display of stroke making. No bowler was left unpunished as Tendulkar milked a superb 113 from just 102 balls. The knock consisted of 12 fours and 1 massive six.

ODI Hundred No. 34: 152 v Namibia, Pietermaritzburg, 23 February, 2003. Result: India Won. Tendulkar's highest ever score in a World Cup match. The knock pales in significance as it came against a modest opposition and on a flat bed of a track. Still, Tendulkar made most of the opportunity and continued on his hot streak right until the final of the tournament.

ODI Hundred No. 35: 100 v Australia, Gwalior, 26 October 2003. Result: India Won. A sedate hundred by Tendulkar's standards, the Master laid the platform for an easy victory for the Indians. His knock included 9 fours and 1 six and he was involved in a 190-run stand for the 2nd wicket with VVS Laxman.

ODI Hundred No. 36: 102 v New Zealand, Hyderabad, 15 November 2003. Result: India Won. Another no-contest, particularly after Tendulkar had blasted a century from just 97 balls. He was completely overshadowed by his junior partner, Virender Sehwag as the duo added 182 runs for the 1st wicket. Dravid boosted the score further, scoring the 2nd fastest fifty ever by an Indian as the hosts racked up 353/5.

ODI Hundred No. 37: 141 v Pakistan, Rawalpindi, 16 March 2004. Result: Pakistan Won. One of the best knocks ever played, Tendulkar nearly guided India to a stunning victory, only for the lower order failing to complete the task. This was Tendulkar's first ever ODI ton in Pakistan, and in the process he became the first player to cross 13,000 ODI runs. Chasing 330, India were well led by the Master as he made light of wickets falling at the other end. 17 fours and 1 six came from his bat as he kept the asking rate in check. His dismissal, caught in the deep off Shoib Malik signalled the end of the Indian challenge, something that one has got pretty used to.

ODI Hundred No. 38: 123 v Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 12 April 2005. Result: Pakistan Won. Tendulkar's masterclass at the Motera was not enough as Inzamam ul Haq inspired Pakistan to a thrilling victory. In an innings that consisted of 12 fours and 2 sixes, Tendulkar added 129 runs for the second wicket with MS Dhoni as India racked up 315 on the board.

ODI Hundred No. 39: 100 v Pakistan, Peshawar, 6 February 2006. Result: Pakistan Won. Tendulkar's first ODI ton after making a succesful comeback post surgery for tennis elbow, his innings of 100 went in vain after the match was decided on the D/L method, handing Pakistan a win by 7 runs. A patient innings by his standards, Tendulkar's knock included 10 fours and 1 six as he let his fellow partners dominate partnerships.

ODI Hundred No. 40: 141* v West Indies, Kuala Lampur, 14 September 2006. Result: West Indies won. Another knock in a losing cause, Sachin Tendulkar was once again denied by rain and D/L calculations. On a tough track, particulary for the right-handers, with the ball keeping alarmingly low at times, Tendulkar prospered to remain unbeaten on 141. The knock consisted of 13 fours and 5 sixes. It was his first hundred after yet another return following shoulder and elbow injury, Tendulkar said that he would remember it as a 'special' hundred because he had to overcome the pitch and his injuries.

ODI Hundred No. 41: 100* v West Indies, Vadodara, 31 January 2007. Result: India Won. In a virtual run-feast, Tendulkar batted in the middle order and still plundered a century from just 76 balls. His knock included 10 fours and 1 six as West Indies were consigned to their 2nd biggest defeat in terms of runs.

ODI Hundred No. 42: 117* v Australia, Sydney, 2 March 2008. Result: India Won. After having been dismissed 6 times in the nineties since the last century, Sachin Tendulkar put aside the nervous nineties tag to complete a glorious hundred which helped India go 1-0 up in the best of three finals of the CB series. Often blamed for not turning up on the big occassion, Tendulkar firmly shut everyone's mouth in the course of a sensational knock as India chased down a victory target of 240. Tendulkar's innings consisted of 10 fours and he added 123 runs for the 4th wicket with Rohit Sharma.

ODI Hundred No. 43: 163* v New Zealand, Christchurch, 8 March 2009. Result: India Won. On tiny boundaries at the AMi Stadium, Tendulkar rolled back a few years as he pulled, drove, swept and paddled his way to a fine 163. A double century was on the cards but he was forced to retire hurt with 5 overs still in the bank. The knock coming from 133 balls, included 16 hits to the fence and 5 massive sixes.

ODI Hundred No. 44: 138 v Sri Lanka, Colombo, 14 September 2009. Result: India Won. Tendulkar's knock in the finals of the Compaq Cup will be remembered as the first match where he took the aid of a runner in his career. Tendulkar shared vital stands with Dravid, Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh to power India towards a massive score. His knock was punctuated with 10 fours and 1 huge six.

ODI Hundred No. 45: 175 v Australia, Hyderabad, 5 November 2009. Result : Australia Won. In a dramatic match, Tendulkar's dismissal with 18 runs needed off 17 balls caused India's melt-down. Chasing 351 for an improbable victory, Tendulkar kept India afloat during the chase despite losing partners constantly. It was a special innings a sort of innings only a player like Tendulkar could have played. With him out in the middle, it always looked like India would cross the line only for them to choke after his exit. For the record his knock was the 3rd highest individual score in a losing effort.

ODI Hundred No. 46: 200* v South Africa, Gwalior, 24 February, 2010. Result: India Won. If there was one batsman who could breach the 200 mark, it had to be Sachin Tendulkar. Having come close on a couple of occassions, he finally became the first man on the planet to score a double century in an ODI encounter. It was fitting that bit came against an excellent bowling attack, anything less would have surely been degraded. Everyone else paled in comparision to Sachin, KKD Karthik hit 79 and MSD blasted a quickfire 68, but they were just mere onlookers as history was being created at the other end. Exactly half of Sachin's runs came through fours and add another 3 sixes, one would realise the effort of the 36-year-old man.

ODI Hundred No. 47: 120 v England, Bangalore, 27 February 2011. Match Tied. The World Cup usually brings the best out of Sachin Tendulkar and the 2011 edition was no different. It was yet another massive effort from the master-blaster with James Anderson, one of the the bowlers who have troubled him the most being at the receiving end. The Chinnawamy resembled a cauldron as Tendulkar treated the fans to a superb display of stroke-making. His knock included 10 fours and 5 massive sixes.

ODI Hundred No. 48: 111 v South Africa, Nagpur, 12 March 2011. Result: South Africa Won. Sachin Tendulkar set the tone for yet another ballistic finish before India shockingly collapsed once again after his dismissal. A score around 350 was almost a certainty with Tendulkar out in the middle, but India stuttered to lose their last 9 wickets for just 29 runs to be bowled out for 296. Sachin though batted in a supreme fashion, hitting 8 fours and 3 sixes to register his 2nd century of the tournament.

ODI Hundred No. 49: 114 v Bangladesh, Dhaka, 16 March 2012. Result: Bangladesh Won. After an agonising wait which lasted almost a year,[FLOAT][/FLOAT] Tendulkar finally scored his 100th international hundred during the Asia Cup, the first man on the planet to do so. It was a bitter-sweet moment though, while Tendulkar did complete his ton of tons, India went on lose the match to Bangladesh. It wasn't the greatest of knocks from Sachin either, he seemed to slow down as he inched closer towards the elusive three figure mark and it cost his team in the end. It was also Tendulkar's 49th and last century in ODI cricket, he announced his retirement from the shorter format of the game at the end of the tournament.


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Test hundred No. 1 - 119* . Versus England at Manchester, August 1990. Result: Match drawn. Sachin Tendulkar 1st Test Match Century 119 not out vs England, manchester 14th August, 1990 - YouTube
Tendulkar was all of 17 years and 112 days old when he made his first Test hundred, his first hundred ensured India saved the match on the final day. He added 160 runs with Manoj Prabhakar and often advised his much senior partner on how to go about things. India were staring down the barrel at 4/109 when Tendulkar came to the middle and by the time he had finished, he had ended up on 119 studded with 17 glorious boundaries. India ended with 6/343, with a match drawn next to their name. It was the beginning of something special and on that chilly day in Manchester, those who saw Sachin bat knew that they were seeing something very rare.

Test hundred No. 2 - 148*. Versus Australia at Sydney, January 1992. Result: Match drawn. Richie Benaud called it the best Test innings that he had seen, very high praise from one of the shrewdest thinkers the game has seen. Tendulkar also by virtue of his 100 was the youngest man to score a Test century in Australia. Along with Ravi Shastri, Sachin added 196 runs for the 5th wicket as the duo toyed with a debutant blonde leggie by the name of Shane Warne. Warne ended with the unflattering figures of 1-150 as Shastri and Sachin carted him all over the park. It was the start of a long love affair for Sachin with the Sydney Cricket Ground which would see him go on to make a mountain of runs at the famous venue.

Test hundred No. 3 - 114. Versus Australia at Perth, February 1992. Result: Australia won by 300 runs. Perhaps his finest Test hundred and certainly one of the best played at the WACA ever. All of 18-years old and faced with a formidable bowling attack of McDermott, Hughes, Whitney and Reiffel, Tendulkar showed how to play quality fast bowling with strokeplay of the highest order when his far more experienced and well established team-mates were floundering. In those days, the WACA pitch was lightning quick and was a haven for the fast bowlers, but Tendulkar overcame all those with a pristine hundred that showcased his unlimited potential on the world stage. After this innings, Merv Hughes had this to say to his captain Allan Border: 'This little prick's going to get more runs than you, AB.'

Test hundred No. 4 - 111. Versus South Africa at Johannesburg, November 1992. Result: Match drawn. The familiar top-order collapse followed before Sachin set about resurrecting the innings. He came in at 2/27 and by the time he was 9th out at 212, he had scored his 4th Test hundred and in the process reached 1000 runs becoming the youngest batsman to do so at the age of 19 years and 217 days. This was not the usual aggressive Tendulkar innings but a less positive one. Sachin managed to play the likes of Donald, McMillan and Mathews with relative ease at such a young age which once again put him head and shoulders above the rest of his team-mates in dealing with adverse conditions.

Test hundred No. 5 - 165. Versus England at Chennai, February 1993. Result: India won by an innings and 22 runs. Tendulkar's first hundred at home and it came against a pretty pedestrian England attack which posed no threat to a strong Indian batting line-up at home. This was the Test which became famous for the bout of food poisoning that left regular skipper Graham Gooch unfit to play and forced a couple of others to leave the field due to sickness. India and Tendulkar weren't in any mood to hand out any gifts though and comprehensively thrashed the visitors. Tendulkar's innings of 165 was a 'gem' wrote Wisden but he had a let-off on 9 when a run-out appeal wasn't reviewed by the TV umpire. Tendulkar took full advantage of that slip and ensured India won the series handsomely.

Test hundred No. 6 - 104*. Versus Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC), July 1993. Result: India won by 235 runs. The foundation had been laid for Tendulkar to take charge in the 2nd innings. The openers had put on 171 and it was just a matter of adding more runs to set Sri Lanka a hefty 4th innings target. Tendulkar took charge and notched up his 6th Test ton with a 161-ball 104 which helped India set a target of 472. Eventually India won by 236 runs, their first win on Sri Lankan soil and which also ended their away sequence of 10 defeats and 16 draws. It was also their first win in 27 overseas Tests since 1986.

Test hundred No. 7 - 142. Versus Sri Lanka at Lucknow, January 1994. Result: India won by an innings and 119 runs. Another slow pitch and another Tendulkar hundred. It was all so easy against a Lankan attack that had only one threat the offspin of Muttiah Muralitharan. Tendulkar added 121 runs with Sidhu, which saw the latter dominate the bowling and then another 142 with skipper Azharuddin which saw Tendulkar shift gears. The bowling was poor, the pitch was flat and Sachin plundered the attack at will, notching up his 7th Test ton. He ended with 142 off 224 balls studded with 22 hits to the fence. India made 511 and bowled the visitors out twice in a row, to win by an innings and 119 runs.

Test hundred No. 8 - 179. Versus West Indies at Nagpur, December 1994. Result: Match drawn. The highest of his 8 Test hundreds so far and one of his most memorable. India won the toss and opted to make first use of the conditions. Sidhu laid a solid foundation with his second Test ton and Tendulkar built on it with a patient innings which consumed 7 hours. He hit 24 fours and reached his hundred with a hooked six off Walsh. India piled on the runs but the combined efforts of Hooper, Lara and Adams ensured West Indies came out of the game with a draw.

Test hundred No. 9 - 122. Versus England at Birmingham, June 1996. Result: England won by 8 wickets. India were facing a deficit of 99 from the first innings and in trouble at 2/17 when Tendulkar strode out to the middle and made a superb 122. Sachin stood between England and victory as he produced spell binding strokes all round the wicket. The next best score in the innings apart from Sachin's 122 was the 18 made by Manjrekar as it brutally showed up India's batting deficiencies when the ball did something. If not for Tendulkar's ton, the match would've ended inside three days. Wisden wrote that Tendulkar didn't deserve to be among the vanquished but they were undone by the poor efforts of their colleagues, a less than satisfactory pitch and some indifferent umpiring.

Test hundred No. 10 - 177. Versus England at Nottingham, July 1996. Result: Match drawn. Mohammad Azharuddin won the toss and had no hesitation in opting to bat first on a batting beauty. It was the series that was fast becoming 'Sourav Ganguly's' dream series as both he and Sachin batted beautifully to add 255 runs for the third wicket. Tendulkar batted for seven and a half hours and made a majestic 177 off 360 balls with 26 fours. India ended with 521 on the board but the wicket posed no demons and eventually the match petered out into a tame draw. Tendulkar had the chance to make tons in both innings of a match, but fell for 74 in the 2nd essay.

Test hundred No. 11 - 169. Versus South Africa at Cape Town, January 1997. Result: South Africa won by 282 runs. This Test match will forever be remembered for the sensational stand of 222 between Sachin and Azhar which stood out for the breathtaking display of stroke-making against a very high quality attack of Donald, Pollock, Klusener and McMillan on a fast Cape Town wicket. The duo came together when India were on the ropes at 58/5 and thrilled the crowd with an astounding array of strokes that left the Proteas' attack dazed. After Azhar was out, Tendulkar ensured India avoided the follow-on and when he was finally out for 169 to an out-of-the-world catch by Adam Bacher at deep midwicket, the crowd were on their feet lauding the sheer genius that they had witnessed earlier in the afternoon. Tendulkar's effort wasn't enough though as India succumbed to a heavy defeat.

Test hundred No. 12 - 143. Versus Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS), August 1997. Result: Match drawn. Tendulkar was now leading the side and had already established himself as one of the world's premier batsman, so when India visited the Islanders in 1997, runs were there for the taking against a decent attack. This Test match though is well chronicled for the remarkable amount of runs it produced - 1,489 runs for only 14 wickets and an array of records. Jayasuriya made 340, Mahanama 225 and together they shared 576 runs the highest partnership in Test cricket. Amidst all this madness, India batted first and Tendulkar helped himself to 143 as they ended with 537. Little did Tendulkar know that at the end of the Test, the scoreboard would read Sri Lanka 952/6 declared!

Test hundred No. 13 - 139 Versus Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC), August 1997. Result: Match drawn. Having got a hundred in the opening Test, Tendulkar was in form and made the Lankans toil with his 13th Test ton. When he came in, the side was in trouble at 9/2 and along with Sidhu initially, then with Azhar and finally with Ganguly, Sachin added runs, in the process reaching his ton. Tendulkar was dropped on 34 and profited from the lapse, feasting on the Lankan attack. It was not a vintage Sachin knock, the innings consumed 266 balls for 139 and consisted of 16 hits, but it helped India gain a 43-run 1st innings lead which didn't prove significant as the match finished in a draw.

Test hundred No. 14 - 148 Versus Sri Lanka at Mumbai, December 1997. Result: Match drawn. Tendulkar getting hundreds against Sri Lanka was now becoming a norm and he got his 5th Test ton against them and his 14th overall. After being put in to bat first India lost Mongia early but after that a deluge of runs followed as Dravid (93) and Ganguly (173) too joined in the fun. Tendulkar was badly out of form before this innings and at one stage had spent 71 minutes making just 8 on the first day, but he found his touch and then went on the offensive, matching Ganguly stroke for stroke. In the process Tendulkar reached 4000 runs in just his 58th Test.

Test hundred No. 15 - 155* Versus Australia at Chennai, March 1998. Result: India won by 179 runs. This series was hyped up as the 'Warne v Tendulkar' series and the first match certainly lived up to that hype. After being dismissed cheaply by the leggie in the first innings, Sachin produced an all-time classic in the 2nd. He made 155 off 191 balls with 14 fours and 4 sixes, taking apart Warne at will, often sweeping him from the rough and sending him into the stands. That brutal assault completely deflated the Aussies and set India on their way towards a comprehensive win. The tone for the rest of the series had been set and what followed was complete domination from Sachin. Warne and the Aussies didn't know what hit them and the pattern was set. Before the series, in order to counter Warne, Sachin had sought the services of former India leggie, L Siva, asking him to bowl outside the imaginary rough on the leg-side and practiced for long hours. Come March, the first battle had been won by Sachin. Sachin 1 Warne 0.

Test hundred No. 16 - 177 Versus Australia at Bangalore, March 1998. Result: Australia won by 8 wickets. Having already won the series, India came into the dead rubber at Bangalore looking for a clean sweep. India batted first on a slow pitch and it was Sidhu who once again set the impetus early on, then Tendulkar took over. Out of the 281 added, Tendulkar scored 177 with 29 fours and 3 sixes. Wisden wrote that Tendulkar was impossible to contain especially on the second morning. It was the second hundred of the series for Sachin and though India got a slender lead of 24, they collapsed in the second innings and Australia romped home to grab a consolation win.

Test hundred No. 17 - 113 Versus New Zealand at Wellington, December 1998. Result: New Zealand won by 4 wickets. After having drawn the opening Test at Hamilton, India came into the Boxing Day match at the iconic Basin Reserve ground hoping to upset the Kiwis. But a batting collapse in the first innings handed the home side a vital 144-run lead. From then on in, it was an uphill battle but Tendulkar stood up to the challenge. Though not his fluent self, he added crucial stands with Ganguly first and then with Azhar as India tried to set the Kiwis a challenging last innings target. Tendulkar's innings ended at 113 to the 2nd new ball and India folded soon after. The Kiwis were in trouble chasing 213 but got there thanks to McMillan and Cairns who took them home.

Test hundred No. 18 - 136 Versus Pakistan at Chennai, January 1999. Result: Pakistan won by 12 runs. One of Tendulkar's most famous hundreds, notable for the fact that he batted with severe back spasms throughout the entire duration of his innings and almost took India home. When he fell with 16 runs required, there were 3 wickets still left but Pakistan came roaring back and won the match by 12 runs. The result disturbed Tendulkar so much that he didn't even turn up at the post-match presentation ceremony. On a turning wicket with India chasing 271 and Saqlain Mushtaq at his peak, aided by an exceptional attack which contained Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis as well, Tendulkar batted out of his skin when the others succumbed. He didn't put a foot wrong until that fatal across the line slog. Until Tendulkar was there, Pakistan didn't have a chance and that statement sums up the match perfectly. Had India gone on to win the match, the myth that Tendulkar never finishes off Test matches in the 4th innings, would have been buried once and for all.
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Test hundred No. 19 - 124* Versus Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC), February 1999. Result: Match drawn. Tendulkar missed out in the first innings as India racked up 518/7 declared, but made up for it in the second with an unbeaten 124. The Test itself was a boring one with both teams posting huge scores, so by the time India came into bat for the 2nd time, the result was a foregone conclusion. It was a slow innings by Tendulkar's standards his innings having taken 235 balls and consisted of 10 fours and a six. Tendulkar batted the entire final day helping India draw the match quite easily.

Test hundred No. 20 - 126* Versus New Zealand at Mohali, October 1999. Result: Match drawn. Kapil Dev's first match as India coach and it started off disastrously, they were bowled out in 27 overs for 83 with Nash wreaking havoc with a 6-for. But then the pitch flattened out and India made merry in the 2nd dig scoring 505/3 declared. Tendulkar scored his 20th Test hundred but was lucky to survive several close lbw calls, including a first ball appeal against Astle. Clearly hampered by a lack of form, Tendulkar batted slowly and for six and a half hours to notch up his hundred. India declared their innings trying to force a result, but New Zealand managed to achieve a draw even though they went through nervy moments on the final day.

Test hundred No. 21 - 217 Versus New Zealand at Ahmedabad, October 1999. Result: Match drawn. Tendulkar's first double hundred and his highest first-class score at that point of time came on a sluggish Motera pitch. The Test match itself was a bore, with the pitch offering no assistance to the bowlers, it became a case of piling on the runs and then watch the other team do the same. Tendulkar and Ganguly added 281 for the fourth wicket an Indian Test record at that time. Though Tendulkar was slow by his own lofty standards, he rarely let the loose balls go unpunished. He hit 29 fours and batted for eight and a quarter hours making 217. Well you all know the end result, don't you?

Test hundred No. 22 - 116 Versus Australia at Melbourne, December 1999. Result: Australia won by 180 runs. When India landed Down Under in 1999, all hopes rested on their skipper and talismanic batsman Sachin Tendulkar. The Boxing Day Test of 1999 was lit up by Tendulkar who made 116 out of India's total of 238. He could forge only one substantial stand with Ganguly and as his partners deserted him one by one, Tendulkar stood firm. Up against a rampant Brett Lee who was making his debut, Tendulkar shepherded the tail and reached his 22nd hundred. Tendulkar managed to save the follow-on but couldn't prevent his side from suffering a heavy defeat.

Test hundred No. 23 - 122 Versus Zimbabwe at Delhi, November 2000. Result: India won by 7 wickets. This Test was very competitive for the first three and a half days before the game turned on Srinath's burst. Zimbabwe had made 422 and India replied with 458/4 declared with Dravid top-scoring with an unbeaten 200. Tendulkar played a fine hand, complementing Dravid as he reached his 23rd Test ton. It was an aggressive innings and Tendulkar dictated proceedings right from the word go. He finally fell for 122 off 233 with 19 fours.

Test hundred No. 24 - 201* Versus Zimbabwe at Nagpur, November 2000. Result: Match drawn. Tendulkar's 2nd double hundred of his career and a very quick one too it came off just 281 balls and included 27 fours to the fence. It was the Dravid-Tendulkar show again as they put the hapless Zimbabwean bowlers to the sword. They put on 249 runs for the third wicket the second time they had put on a 200+ run stand in the series. No-one troubled Tendulkar as he cruised to his double-ton. But the match will remembered for the astounding batting of Andy Flower who made an unbeaten 232 and helped his side grab a deserving draw which prevented a series whitewash as well.

Test hundred No. 25 - 126 Versus Australia at Chennai, March 2001. Result: India won by 2 wickets. Coming into the 'now' famous and iconic 2001 series against Australia, Tendulkar was expected to continue his mastery over Shane Warne, but after a superb innings at Mumbai, he failed twice in Kolkata before making amends in the final Test at Chennai the decider. Australia had posted 391 and India knew that they needed a lead in the first innings for them to force the issue. The first two wickets added 211 and the foundation was set for Tendulkar, he didn't disappoint, hitting three fours off an over of Shane Warne which included an upper-cut when the leggie attempted to bowl a bouncer. He reached his hundred with a six off Miller and got a standing ovation from the Chennai crowd. India scraped home in the end by 2 wickets as they won the series 2-1 to cap a truly memorable comeback.

Test hundred No. 26 - 155 Versus South Africa at Bloemfontein, November 2001. Result: South Africa won by 9 wickets. This Test marked the debut for Virender Sehwag who made a sparkling ton batting at 6, but it was also notable for the brilliant century made by Sachin his 26th Test hundred. The ton was reached in just 114 balls with 23 glorious boundaries and a six punctuating the knock. The feature of this particular knock was the way in which Tendulkar upper-cut the Proteas quick bowlers, utilising the vacant third man area to great effect. During the course of his innings, Tendulkar also became the youngest batsman to reach 7000 Test runs in his 85th match. The innings was so sublime that at one point before lunch Tendulkar hit eight fours in 18 balls. Sadly though it wasn't enough to prevent a thumping South African win.

Test hundred No. 27 - 103 Versus England at Ahmedabad, December 2001. Result: Match drawn. England had come to India with a set plan to deny Tendulkar easy runs. Their plan was simple to pack the off-side field and force Tendulkar to play across the line. With Ashley Giles in their line-up and expertly led by the astute Nasser Hussain they even tried to frustrate the great man by bowling a negative line outside the leg stump. But at Motera all those plans were foiled as Sachin played a masterful hand of 103. Sachin's ploy to negate the packed off-side cordon was to play forceful whipped shots through the on-side. It was compelling viewing with Hussain plotting every trick in the book and Sachin having an answer to every question posed.

Test hundred No. 28 - 176 Versus Zimbabwe at Nagpur, February 2002. Result: India won by an innings and 101 runs. A batting beauty at Nagpur, Zimbabwe making a meagre first innings score and you know what comes next a Sachin Tendulkar hundred and a big one at that. Even though the pitch was slow and not conducive for stroke-making, Tendulkar batted patiently and eked out a hundred. He batted for more than seven hours and ended up with 176 off 316 balls, hitting 23 boundaries. India bowled the Zimbabweans out cheaply in the 2nd innings and won by an innings.

Test hundred No. 29 - 117 Versus West Indies at Port of Spain, April 2002. Result: India won by 37 runs. Coming into the series, India hadn't won a Test in the Caribbean for 27 years, but at Port of Spain they corrected that anomaly. Lot of credit should go to their skipper, Sachin who equalled Sir Don by scoring his 29th Test hundred. It was not a chanceless innings though, early on he should have been caught and then survived a very confident shout for caught behind when on 6 but Asoka de Silva reprieved him which later proved to be the turning point of the game. After those lucky escapes, Tendulkar batted resolutely and made 117 off 260 balls. It was also surprisingly, Tendulkar's first ton in the Caribbean in his 7th Test match. Due to his efforts, India made 339 in the first innings and eventually won the match by 37 runs.
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