March 16th, 2012
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Sachin Tendulkar scores 100th international century

sachin scores 100th century

Mirpur: An entire nation rejoices as Sachin finally scores his 100th international century against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup encounter at Mirpur, Dhaka. Sachin thus became the first cricketer in the world to score 100 international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar took 138 balls to reach the milestone which had eluded him more than a year. The Shere Bangla National Stadium exploded with jubilant cheers.

After scoring his 100th century the veteran batsman first looked heaven-wards and then acknowledged the cheers of his teammates and the crowd by lifting his bat. Sachin faced the Bangladeshi bowling with confidence and reached the milestone using 138 balls and smashing 10 boundaries and a six en route. During the knock he also became the first batsman to hit over 2,000 boundaries in One Day Internationals. His 99th hundred came on March 12 against South Africa during the World Cup that was held in Nagpur.

The master batsman, who made his debut in international cricket way back in 1989, scored 51 centuries in Tests and 49 tons in ODIs. He scored century against all the Test playing nations. Incidentally, this was Sachin’s maiden ton in ODIs against Bangladesh.

His first Test century came in 1991 at Manchester against England while he hit his maiden ODI ton against Australia at Colombo, Sri Lanka. The master batsman, who is the highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs, has amassed 15,470 runs in Tests so far in 188 Test matches. In 453 ODIs, he scored more than 18,000 runs.


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