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Reliving Sachin Tendulkar's Cricket World Cup centuries 

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#5 120 vs England, Bengaluru, 2011

India v England: Group B - 2011 ICC World Cup
India v England: Group B - 2011 ICC World Cup

This is probably one of the greatest matches in the history of World Cup. India won the toss and chose to bat first against England in a group-stage game of the 2011 edition of the tournament.

Sehwag was out after making a quick-fire 36 off 25 and India were in trouble at 46-1. The Master Blaster then stitched a much-needed 134-run partnership with Gautam Gambhir for the second wicket. Sachin went on to make a blistering 120 off 115 with 10 fours and 5 sixes. India were all-out for 338.

For England, it was Andrew Strauss who stood tall against all odds and scored a magnificent 158 off 145 with 18 fours and a six. Ian Bell too chipped in with 69 off 71. When the match was seemingly gone, Zaheer Khan brought them back into the game with two crucial wickets of Bell and Collingwood.

The match eventually ended in a tie. Strauss was awarded the man of the match for his swashbuckling innings.

Published 02 Sep 2018, 11:11 IST
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