When Sachin Tendulkar hit his first Test century
Sachin Tendulkar’s legacy as a cricketer has not been matched for many years, including his 100 international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar’s international cricket journey began in 1989, at the age of 16. From there, he hit 34,000 international runs, before retiring in 2013, the legend of the game. The Board of Control for India (BCCI) reversed the clock on Wednesday to mark Sachin Tendulkar’s first international century, scoring against England at Old Trafford on August 14, 1990.
England captain Graham Gooch and his opening partner Mike Atherton scored a century each as the hosts scored 519 runs after selecting the bat in the first innings.
In reply, India scored 432 in the first innings and Sachin scored 68. India won the first innings by 87 runs, before India declared their second innings at 320/4, demanding 408 runs.
India lost their top order at 110 and started their chase on a poor note. But the 17-year-old Tendulkar, who batted through the innings with 119 runs, saved the day for India. He hit 17 boundaries off his 189 balls, a huge applause from his teammates and fans.
Tendulkar retired with 51 Test centuries and 49 one-day tons
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