Exactly 23 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar scored his second ODI hundred in the third match of Wills World Series against New Zealand at Vadodara. Ken Rutherford, the then New Zealand captain, had won the toss and chose to bat first.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 (2-27), Rutherford backed his decision by scoring a maiden ODI hundred, 108* (102), with the help of 13 fours. A 180-run partnership with Adam Parore (96) boosted New Zealand’s total to 269-4 in 50 overs. With bowling figures of 10-0-49-2, Manoj Prabhakar was the pick of the bowlers for India.
In reply, India never really looked in any sort of trouble as Prabhakar (74) and Tendulkar stitched a 144-run partnership. Tendulkar went on to score 115 (136) with the help of nine fours & three sixes. He earned his ninth ‘Man of the Match’ award in ODIs for the same. Watch the full video:
Exactly 19 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar scored his 19th ODI hundred in the third quarter-final of ICC KnockOut Cup against Australia at Dhaka. Steve Waugh, the then Australian captain, had won the toss and elected to field first.
Despite losing Sourav Ganguly (1) and captain Mohammad Azharuddin (0) in the second and third over respectively, India went on to score 307-8 in 50 overs. Tendulkar shared a 140-run stand for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid (48) and a 132-run stand for the third with Ajay Jadeja (71). He ended up scoring 141 (128) with the help of 13 fours & three sixes.
With the ball, Tendulkar registered figures of 9.1-0-38-4 to complete an all-round performance and seal victory for India. He earned his 30th ‘Man of the Match’ award in ODIs for the same. Watch the full video: