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Friday, March 03, 2006

Some of Tendulkar’s great 35 centuries

  • At 125 for 5 against England at Old Trafford, India had their backs to the wall, before Sachin Tendulkar saved the day with 119, maiden century.
  • Tendulkar's 111 was the only score above 25 as India folded for 227 in reply to South Africa's 292 in the first innings at Johannesburg in 1992.
  • Facing a first-innings deficit of 99, India collapsed spectacularly with only Tendulkar defying England with 122, the only score above 20.
  • Picking up from his 155 at Chennai, Tendulkar continued to torment Australia by hammering 177 from just 207 balls. However, a second-innings implosion gave Australia victory in the dead rubber at Bangalore.
  • Battling a painful back injury, Tendulkar played an extremely controlled innings. Chasing 271, Tendulkar was dismissed on 136 after which followed a procession of wickets that gave Pakistan victory by a mere 12 runs.
  • In a high scoring game with both teams scoring more than 475 in the first innings, Tendulkar got stuck in and made 124 in the second as the Test meandered to a draw.
  • After receiving some contentious decisions in the first Test, Tendulkar replied in style with a fighting 116 at Melbourne. He also made 52 in the second innings as India only managed 195 while needing 376 for victory.
  • Tendulkar's second double-century (201 not out) helped India amass 609 in the first innings. After asking Zimbabwe to follow on, India was blunted by a defiant Andy Flower who also hit a double century to save the game.
  • Tendulkar's 126 propelled India to a vital first-innings lead against Australia. Chasing 155 to win, India hobbled home with two wickets to spare.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (155) and Virender Sehwag, with a century on debut, rescued India from dire straits at 68 for 4 to finish on 379. A poor second innings meant that South Africa needed just 54 to win and did so with nine wickets in hand.
  • Tendulkar's 103 formed the backbone of India's reply to England's 407 at Ahmedabad. The match was drawn with India at 198 for 3, needing 374 for victory.
  • India posted a mammoth 628 with Tendulkar's 193 being the highest score. England were Knocked over for 273 and 309 to give India victory by an innings and 46 runs.
  • Faced with a huge first-innings deficit, Tendulkar struck 176 and was involved in a 214-run partnership with VVS Laxman for the fifth wicket that drew the game.
  • Tendulkar's first double-century overseas came at Sydney and took India to a massive 705 in the first innings as India pressed for a series victory against Australia.
  • Tendulkar acknowledges the cheers after his double at Sydney. He followed it with a quick 60 in the second innings to set Australia a daunting target.
  • Tendulkar's 194 not out at Multan was overshadowed by Virender Sehwag who became the first Indian to score a triple century, and also by Dravid's controversial declaration with Sachin on 194. India defeated Pakistan by an innings and 52 runs.
  • Tendulkar notched up his fourth double-century and equalled Sunil Gavaskar on 34 centuries during India's win by an innings against Bangladesh at Dhaka.
  • The original little master and his successor: Gavaskar and Tendulkar during the tour of South Africa in 1992.
  • Tendulkar fought hard to reach his 35th century and break the record against Sri Lanka at Delhi.
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