Sachin Tendulkar Scores His First Hundred – Cricket On This Day

On August 14, 1990, great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut by scoring his first Test century, the first of his 100 total centuries in a brilliant 24-year career.

Tendulkar, who was only 17 years old at the time, scored 119 runs against England at Old Trafford in Manchester to help India win the match.

For millions of Indian cricket fans, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar’s name is more than a name; it is a feeling. Sachin Tendulkar not only played cricket, but he also transformed it forever in his own unique style. Sachin Tendulkar shattered an untold number of batting records over his two-decade career, including becoming the first batsman to make a century in international cricket.

While Sachin concluded his ODI career with 49 hundred, he was unable to convert any start into a century during the first five years of his career. Master blaster registered his first ODI tonne on September 9, 1994, and there has been no turning back since.

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Before hitting his first ODI century, Sachin started his career as a middle-order batsman for India, scoring 2126 runs in 78 games. The morning of September 9, 1994, however, marked the start of an illustrious chapter in international cricket. Sachin scored 110 runs off 130 balls, notching his first ODI century while also assisting his team in defeating the famous Australians.

In the third match in a triangular series that also includes hosts Sri Lanka, India won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia. Sachin stepped in to bat alongside Manoj Prabhakar, and the pair provided the squad a solid start by putting on an 87-run partnership for the first wicket.

After Prabhakar was removed for 20, wickets began to fall at a rapid rate. While other batters got off to a terrific start, only Vinod Kambli managed to reach the 40-run mark. Tendulkar, on the other hand, stood like a rock on one side of the crease, guiding the team to a score of 246/8.

Sachin completed his century and played some spectacular shots in various parts of the ground as he faced the Australian bowling lineup.

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In response, Australia was bowled out for 215 runs, and India won by 31 runs.

Tendulkar, on the other hand, had different ideas, smashing 17 boundaries in 189 balls to help India reach 343/6 at the close of the day’s play. Despite the fact that the match ended in a draw, it gave the cricket world a taste of what they were about to see from this great genius in the years to come.

Tendulkar amassed 100 centuries in his international career, which spanned more than two decades (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs), a record that has yet to be broken ‘inputs from’.

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