Test Century


19th December 2010: Sachin Tendulkar Scores His 50th Test Ton

With a single off Dale Steyn on December 19, 2010 Sachin Tendulkar reached a landmark that was at one point of time considered mythical, almost unattainable. That one run took him to 100 on day four of the Centurion Test match against South Africa - the first man in the history of cricket to score 50 Test centuries.   Against the ... More

When Sachin Tendulkar illuminated Perth

Twenty-six years ago, Sachin Tendulkar – the batting prodigy – scored a hundred at WACA, Perth. At 18, his dexterity on the world’s fastest track spoke volumes of his ability and abundance of talent. If 148 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground were special, his counter-attacking 114 at Perth was monumental and worth preserving in the ... More

Night before 1992 Sydney masterclass, Tendulkar was awake till 2:30 am!

Sachin Tendulkar revealed yesterday that he hadn't slept enough the night before he scored his masterly 148 not out in the Sydney Test against Australia in 1992. "Dada (Sourav Ganguly) was my room partner. I practiced my drills at night because I had to bat the next day. I stayed awake till about 2:30 at night and I was thinking about how I ... More

Sachin Tendulkar’s breathtaking display of batsmanship at Cape Town reverberated by generations to come

When the Newlands stadium at Cape Town is bathed in radiant sunshine with the blue sky draping over the monumental Table mountain and Devils Peak in the background, it is arguably one of the most beautiful cricket grounds going around. Back in the 1996-97 season,  India's legendary batsman wielded the willow with mystical brilliance ... More

ICC CEO Dave Richardson rates Sachin Tendulkar’s 169 against South Africa at Newlands one of his best

He was behind the stumps in 10 Test matches against but former South African glovesman and current ICC Chief Executive never found Tendulkar perturbed by the raw pace and short-pitched stuff bowled by Allan Donald and Co. "What fascinated me about Sachin Tendulkar's batting was how much he used to get hurt if he failed to score runs for ... More

Kirsten hails ‘professor’ Tendulkar

Tendulkar achieved the milestone on Sunday as he battled - almost certainly unsuccessfully - to save the first Test against South Africa in Centurion. It was a remarkable achievement for Tendulkar in his 175th Test, but it came as little surprise to Kirsten. Kirsten said: "For me he's a professor in batting. He's very streetwise in ... More

President, PM, Lata salute Tendulkar for 50th Test ton

President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, BJP boss Nitin Gadkari and melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday night hailed Sachin Tendulkar for being the first man to notch 50 Test tons, calling his feat "amazing, remarkable and historic" President Patil said Tendulkar's achievement was remarkable ... More

Tendulkar disappointed despite double

Sachin Tendulkar wasn't in his usual cheerful press conference mood, his slightly sombre interaction standing out on a day when he joined Virender Sehwag as the Indian with most double-centuries. When the day began, Tendulkar was a stroll away from his sixth double, and many hoped for what would have been a maiden triple. Missing out ... More

Tendulkar’s 49th century grinds Australia down

Only a man blessed with immense powers of endurance could sustain a 20-year Test career and Sachin Tendulkar displayed exactly that quality on a day of Indian dominance in Bangalore. Tendulkar batted through the day, along the way recording his 49th Test century and helping to steer M Vijay to his first, as India all but demolished Austra... More

Tendulkar braves demanding conditions and delivers

Sachin Tendulkar had just reached his double-century. He was into the ninth hour of his innings. He had been on the field for the whole match, except for perhaps one session. He had had a few visits from the physio. The tea break was approaching. Twice in the next two overs, MS Dhoni hit shots slightly wide of the outfielders. And ... More