Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian top-order batsman who is regarded as one of the best to have played the game and inspired a couple of generations to take up the sport. The greatest cricketer in Indian history has the most number of centuries in ODI cricket as well as Test cricket. He is the only batsman to have scored 100 centuries in international cricket.
Table Of Contents
- Sachin Tendulkar ODI Centuries
- Sachin Tendulkar Test Centuries
- Sachin Tendulkar IPL Centuries
Sachin Tendulkar ODI Centuries
|4||9 Apni 1995||Sri Lanka||112*||Sharjah||Won|
|6||2-Mar-1996||Sri Lanka||137||New Delhi||Lost|
|8||15 Apni 1996||Pakistan||118||Sharjah||Won|
|40||14-Sep-2006||West Indies||141||Kuala Lumpur||Lost|
*Updated On 30 September 2019
Tendulkar registered a maiden ODI century on 9 September 1994 against Australia in the Singer World Series. He scored 110 off just 130 balls opening the batting in his 78th ODI. He went on to score 3 more in the next 16 months. On 18 February 1996, he scored his first hundred in the ICC World Cup, against Kenya. He scored another century in the same tournament against Sri Lanka. This was his first in a losing cause. He then registered two centuries against arch-rivals Pakistan. His 9th century in August 1996 was his first as India captain.
After scoring three centuries against South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand, his most memorable ODI centuries began. He registered three consecutive hundreds against Australia in a span of 17 days. His 13th hundred was in Kanpur as he set up a wonderful run-chase. They moved to Sharjah where he got his next two. On 22 April 1998, he scored a stroke-filled 143 in just 131 balls in a match marred by a sand-storm. Even though India lost, Tendulkar was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’. This innings of his is regarded by many as ‘the best ODI hundred by Sachin Tendulkar’. The innings got its name ‘Desert Storm’ because of the storm that caused the pause in play.
Just a couple of days later, on his 25th birthday, the Master Blaster recorded yet another century. He scored 134 off 131 and ensured that they went past the line this time. 1998 was by far his best calendar year so far, as he registered 12 international centuries in the year and set it up perfectly for the World Cup in 1999. His 18th hundred made him top the list of most ODI centuries as he surpassed the West Indian great Desmond Haynes. A couple of hundreds later, he became the highest century-maker in international cricket surpassing 35 by Sunil Gavaskar, as Tendulkar had 16 Test centuries by then.
His 22nd century came in the World Cup 1999. It was the most emotional hundred in his career as it was scored a day after he returned to England after performing his father’s last rites. He later on said in an interview that he was thinking about his father during the entire series and he played everything on the basis of his practice over the years ashe couldn’t focus on the day.
He scored three centuries in 2000 and four more in 2001. By the start of 2002, he already had 31 ODI hundreds to his name. Tendulkar kept scoring hundreds year after year and led the Indian batting line-up for a long time. In 2009, he scored 175 against a strong Australian side in Hyderabad and brought India close to chasing 351. He fell before India could seal the deal and the Aussies grabbed the final moments of the game.
Three months later, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar scored the first double hundred in the history of ODI cricket. He scored 200* in 147 balls against South Africa at Gwalior on a hot day. In the ICC World Cup 2011, he registered two more hundreds getting his tally to 6, which is the most number of hundreds scored by any batsman in World Cup cricket.
He scored his 49th and last ODI hundred in Bangladesh on 16 March 2012 to get to 100 international hundreds, a feat achieved by only one man on this planet.
Sachin Tendulkar Test Centuries
|11||2-Jan-1997||South Africa||169||Cape Town||Lost|
|29||19-Apr-2002||West Indies||117||Port of Spain||Won|
|35||10-Dec-2005||Sri Lanka||109||New Delhi||Won|
|51||2-Jan-2011||South Africa||146||Cape Town||Drawn|
*Updated On 30 September 2019
The Mumbaikar registered his maiden international hundred in a Test match against England in 1990. He scored 119* on the fifth day to save the game for India at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Aged just 17 years and 112 days, he became the youngest Indian and second overall to score a Test century. He scored 3 more centuries in 1992.
His fifth Test century in 1993 was the first in a winning cause. He went past the 150-run mark for the first time and scored 165 against England at Chennai. He then scored two centuries each in 1994 and 1996. He did even better scoring four more in 1997. The first hundred of 1997 was his 11th overall and his first as captain. He smashed 169 runs in 254 balls. The fourth hundred in the same year came against Sri Lanka which saw him getting out bowled for the first time after getting to the three figure-mark. In all previous innings, he either got out caught or remained not out.
A couple of years later, he scored his 18th Test century against Pakistan under serious pressure and with tremendous back pain. To add to this, it was played in the tiring heat of Chennai. This remains one of the bravest hundreds from Tendulkar. After two more hundreds under his belt and ten months since his exhausting hundred, Sachin scored his first-ever double hundred in international cricket. He scored 217 against New Zealand in Ahmedabad.
He followed it up with yet another double hundred the following year scoring 201* against Zimbabwe in Nagpur. His 117 against West Indies in April 2002 was his 29th Test century. He got out LBW for the first time after scoring at least a hundred. He had gotten only bowled (just twice), caught or remained not out before that day.
He had struggled during India’s Tour of Australia in 2001. After a string of failures, the master decided to play his favourite cover-drive that had been getting him into trouble every time. Showing immense discipline, he scored an unbeaten 241 in Sydney. Cricket fans all over the world admire Sachin for the discipline, concentration and skill he displayed during the innings.
Tendulkar’s next three Test hundreds over a year saw the statisticians and fans counting down to see whether he could go past Don Bradman’s tally of 29 and Sunil Gavaskar’s tally of 24 Test hundreds. He did go past beyond both as he registered his 35th century on 10 December 2005 after coming out of his elbow injury. The great Gavaskar bowed out in front of Tendulkar as a sign of respect towards his fellow cityman.
His next hundred came after 17 months, 10 tests and 17 innings. It was the longest time Sachin had to wait between Test centuries. He got to 40 Test hundreds by November 2008 and had already made everyone talk about the 50th. The world was waiting for him to get 10 more.
Tendulkar scored his 41st hundred against England and added something to his achievements - score a century in the fourth innings of a Test match and chase down a target successfully. This was an emotional hundred as the England team had decided to play even after the terrorist attack in Mumbai and the great batsman dedicated it to the victims.
He made the year 2010 one of his own as he amassed seven Test centuries in those 12 months, that too with the same bat! Between 17 January 2010 and 16 December 2010, he added seven Test centuries (two double hundreds) and an ODI double hundred to his stats.
Sachin Tendulkar scored the much-awaited 50th Test century on 19 December 2010 against South Africa batting one number down than his usual No. 4 in Test cricket. He scored an unbeaten ‘Nelson’ at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
He scored his final Test century two Tests later in Cape Town. He scored 146 against South Africa in January 2011.
Sachin Tendulkar IPL Centuries
|1||15-April-2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||100||Mumbai||Lost|
*Updated On 30 September 2019
The great Sachin Tendulkar played 78 IPL games and scored one century for Mumbai Indians. In the 2011 season, they faced the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala on 15 April at Tendulkar’s homeground, the Wankhede Stadium. This was just 13 days after India won the ICC Cricket World Cup after a wait of 28 years.
The Mumbai Indians batted first and posted 182 on the board with Sachin scoring 100* off 66 balls. His knock included 12 boundaries and 3 sixes. To the disappointment of Mumbai fans, Kochi chased down the target with an over to spare.