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रविवार, दिसंबर 19, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar Becomes First Batsman To Score 50 Test Centuries

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on Sunday became the first batsman to score a monumental 50 centuries in the 133-year history of Test cricket. No other batsman has scored more than 39 Test centuries.

He played 197 deliveries and 258 minutes to reach the milestone. He hit 12 boundaries and a big six over long-off with left-arm spinner Paul Harris being the sufferer. 

This is his seventh century in the year 2010.During his glittering international career, Tendulkar achieved a quite a few records. Besides being the only cricketer in the planet to score 50 Test centuries, Tendulkar also holds the record for most number of ODI hundreds (46). In total he now has 96 international centuries, the most by any batsman.

With 14506 runs at an average of 56.88 in 175 Tests (most appearances in the longer format of the game), Tendulkar also holds the record for most runs in Test cricket.

In ODIs, he aggregates 17,598 in 442 matches at an average of 45.12.

Tendulkar's records overseas too speak volumes of his talents -- he has scored the most number of runs away from home - 7959 at an average of 56.85 in 96 Tests, and also the most number of centuries (28).

by toi

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