Sachin's most memorable 100's

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First hundred at Old Trafford against England - 1990

Sachin's first century came at a time when India had to save the Test. He was only 17 and had, a few months ago (in New Zealand) missed becoming the youngest Test batsman to score a hundred. To get that off his mind and score a masterly hundred on the fifth day on that wicket was truly creditable.

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First hundred at Old Trafford against England - 1990
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Ranji Trophy finals 1990-91 at Wankhede against Haryana

Mumbai was playing Haryana at the Wankhede stadium in the Ranji finals in 1990 and needed 300 plus to win the game on the last day. Mumbai was 34-3 as Sachin faced Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma and off-spinner Yogendra Bhandari.Sachin was bisecting the field without much trouble as he stroked his way to a fluent 96 before he was dismissed. Dilip Vengsarkar batted well towards the end of the game but Sachin provided the early thrust.

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Ranji Trophy finals 1990-91 at Wankhede against Haryana
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114 Versus Australia at Perth (India Tour of Australia " 1992)

Perth famed or feared as you would like to call has been the invincible fortress of Australian Cricket Team. During the India Tour of Australia " 1992 the team under the captaincy of legend Kapil Dev had lost the previous 3 matches and had come to Perth to add more to the humiliation. In Ian Chappell’s word "to expect Tendulkar to bat the same fearless way as he did in Perth all those years ago is to undertake an exercise in futility." The youthful Sachin came to bat when the pace attack has already wrecked havoc with Indian batsmen and most of them were departing for single digit score.

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114 Versus Australia at Perth (India Tour of Australia " 1992)
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111 at Johannesburg against South Africa 1992-93

Azharuddin was captain of the Indian side against a South African attack that comprised Allan Donald, Brian McMillan and Craig Matthews. Sachin’s 111 came at a time when no other Indian batsman crossed 25 in the first innings. The fielding was top-notch.

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111 at Johannesburg against South Africa 1992-93
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169 Versus South Africa at Cape Town (India Tour of South Africa " 1996 / 97)

South Africa are equal to ruthless devils at their own backyards. After India’s disaster of 100 and 66 per innings score to get defeated by 328 runs the Cape Town 529 for 7 declared South African Innings look like a repentance of Durban catastrophe. However from 55 for 5 India with the classy batting of Sachin found themselves at 359 runs with Sachin scoring 169 runs of 254 balls.

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169 Versus South Africa at Cape Town (India Tour of South Africa " 1996 / 97)
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143 Versus Australia at Sharjah (Coca Cola Cup " 1998)

Coca Cola Cup 98 saw a dramatic turnaround as India from bottom of the table behind Australia and New Zealand fought back to win the championship. The dream came true for none other than Sachin's back to back centuries against Australia. With Aussies 280 " 7 the Indian's need 237 runs from 46 over to qualify on superior run rate beating the Kiwis. But 237 seemed impossible with India trembling at 139 " 4 after 29 over. But the last hope on Sachin was not let down by the master blaster as he fired all guns with flurry of fours and sixes of Michael Kasprowicz, Damien Fleming, and Shane Warne. Ones he was ensured that India qualified he was out but it was the trailer of the Coca Cola Cup Final where India won by 6 wickets.

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143 Versus Australia at Sharjah (Coca Cola Cup " 1998)
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136 at Chennai against Pakistan 1998

Sachin was dismissed for a duck in the first innings due to an impatient shot against Saqlain Mushtaq. We needed 272 runs to win in the second innings and he walked out to bat at 6 for 2 against a great bowling attack of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Saqlain Mushtaq.The innings was tottering at 82-5 when he and Nayan Mongia got a huge partnership, before Sachin was dismissed with the score at 257. Facing an attack of that quality, Sachin had stayed at the wicket for all the 251 runs that were scored.

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136 at Chennai against Pakistan 1998
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116 at Melbourne against Australia in 1999

The Australian attack comprised of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Damien Fleming and Shane Warne. McGrath is the best fast bowler in the world today. Only Dennis Lillee matches his rate of picking wickets. Lee was the fastest in the world, Damien Fleming was very accurate and Warne was at his peak.Before the game, there was a lot of talk about McGrath having found a chink in his armor during the 1999 World Cup, when he dismissed Sachin with an unplayable delivery. As captain of the Indian team, Sachin was under a lot of pressure " and he produced a classy knock. It was also the first time he was playing in Australia since 1996, when Sir Don Bradman had made a statement about the resemblance in his batting style with Sachin's.

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116 at Melbourne against Australia in 1999
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200* Versus South Africa at Gwalior (South Africa Tour of India " 2010)

One Day Record of highest run was 194 scored by Saeed Anwar against India at 1999 tour. But the record was only made to be broken by Sachin Tendulkar after 11 years at Gwalior against South Africa. The feat also made him the only batsmen to score 200* runs in a one day international. The century would be more memorable because India won the match by 153 runs and the double ton was scored against the likes of likes of worlds best pace attack of Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, Wayne Parnell and Charl Langeveldt.

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200* Versus South Africa at Gwalior (South Africa Tour of India " 2010)
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