On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar’s 34th ODI century
By B Dixit - Feb 23, 2018 5:21 am
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Exactly a decade and a half ago, during the 25th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 between India and Namibia, Sachin Tendulkar scored his 34th ODI century in a ‘Man of the Match’ performance at Pietermaritzburg.

Sachin Tendulkar scored his 34th ODI ton in ICC World Cup 2003

Deon Kotze, the then Namibian captain, had won the toss and chose to field. His decision had a detrimental effect on his team for Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly scored individual centuries to bolster India’s progress.

Tendulkar and Ganguly shared a 244-run stand for the second wicket as India scored 311-2 in 50 overs. Tendulkar ended up scoring 152 (151) with the help of 18 fours. Ganguly remained unbeaten on 112 (119). His innings comprised of six fours & four sixes. With bowling figures of 10-1-53-2, Rudi van Vuuren was the pick of the Namibian bowlers.

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The Indian bowlers did not give the opposition batsmen any chance of chasing the target as Nambia were bundled out on 130 in 42.3 overs. Opener Jan-Berrie Burger top-scored with 29 (30) with the help of four fours and a six. With bowling figures of 4.3-2-6-4, Yuvraj Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers.

Watch the video of Tendulkar’s innings: