sachin tendulkar the little genius
When many people say how many of Sachin’s hundreds have come for awinning cause,Here is analysis of each of those centuries he scored
when INDIA lost and reason why it went in vain.
Out of the 41 hundreds, 11 hundreds have gone in vain.
1. 137 off 137 (Strike rate 100) balls Vs SriLanka at Delhi in 1996 World Cup.
India scored 271/3 in 50 overs. The only other 50 score was from
Azhar. SL made 272 in 48.4 overs. Manoj Prabhakar had 4-0-47-0. He
also opened in the innings and scored 7 of 36 balls.
2. 100 of 111 Balls Vs Pak in Singapore- Apr 96.
India 226 all out in 47.1 overs, When Sachin was out score was 186/4
(We cant blame because next 3 are match fixtures) . Pak had a reduced
target of 187 from 33 overs.
3. 110 of 138 Balls (Slower but…) vs Sri Lanka In Colombo – Aug 96.
Again India 226 for 5 in 50 overs, Only other 50 score from Azhar (58
of 99 balls !!!) .Sachin has also bowled 6-0-29-1 , the second most
economical bowler and the only wicket taker (SL were 230/1 in 44.2 )
of the match next to Srinath. 7 bowlers were used by Azhar.
4. 143 of 131 Balls (!!!) Vs Aus at Sharjah, Apr 1998.
This was chasing under lights. The qualifying match before the final.
The whole world knows about this match. Still one interesting point,
when Sachin was out India were 242 at 5 at 43 overs. Target was 276 in
46. Still India finished at 250/5 scoring just 8 of the next 3 overs.
Great performance by Laxman and Kanithkar indeed.
5. 101 of 140 Balls against SL at Sharjah in Oct 2000.
Indian score was 224/8 in 50 overs. (No other 50 score). SL got 225/5
in 43.5; Sachin also bowled 5-0-22-0, better economy rate than
everyone except Srinath.
6. 146 of 153 Balls against Zimbabwe at Jodhpur – December 2000 (Game
of Dougla Mariliar)
India made 283 / 8 in 50 overs. Sachin was the last man to be
dismissed, score was 235/8 at 46.3 overs when he was out. Agarkar and
Zaheer Khan propelled India to 283 in the last 3.3 overs. When Sachin
has scored 146 of 235 in 46.3 overs, you can guess what the other 8
great batsmen were doing against the World class Zimbabwe attack.
Second Highest scorer was Zaheer Khan with 32.
Zim got 284/9 in 49.5 overs. Kumble bowled the last over. Sachin also
7. 101 of 129 Balls Vs SA at Johannesburg – Oct 2001
India got 279/5 in 50, Ganguly made 127 of 126 balls. When Ganguly
got out, the score was 193-1 in 35.2 overs. Sachin was the last man to
get out at 263. SA got 280 in 48.4 overs. Sachin bowled 9-0-51-0,
second best in economy rate next only to Agarkar (10-0-45-1)
8. 141 of 135 balls Vs Pak at Rawalpindi, March 2004
India was chasing 329 and was 317 all out in 48.4 overs, 8 balls to
spare. No other batsman made even a 50 (when chasing 300 ) and when
Sachin was out, India were 245-4 in 38.4 overs. They needed 85 from 68
balls with 6 wickets in hand.
9. 123 of 130 Balls vs Pak at Ahmedabad, April 2005.
India made 315/6 in 48 overs (48 over match), again no other 50
score. Second highest was Dhoni 47 of 64 balls, (third highest was
extras – 39). Pak made 319 in 48 overs. The three quicks (Balaji,
Nehra and Khan went for 188 runs from 26 overs between them taking
only 2 wickets). Sachin bowled 6-0-36-1. No Harbhajan and no Kumble.
10. 100 of 113 Balls Vs Pak at Peshawar, Feb-2006.
India were 328 all out in 49.4 overs. Pathan and Dhoni got 60 each.
When Sachin was out when India were 305-5 in 45 overs. Managed only 23
in the last 5 overs.Pak scored 311/7 in 47 overs and won by D/L
method. Could have been anybody’s game. Sachin did not bowl.
11. 141* of 148 balls vs WI at Malaysia.
India made 309 /5 in 50 overs. Sachin was not out. Pathan was the
only other 50 scorer. WI made 141/2 in 20 overs and won by D/L method.
Again could have been anybody’s game.
In the other 31 instances India has won 30 times and once there was no result.
Now, please think again when you say sachin’s 100s were in the losing
cause and that he is not a team player. It is a fact that for the
entire 90’s India played International cricket with 1 PLAYER and 10
P.S: Forward this to all those people for the great man’s commitment,
his centuries are not in losing cause and ENLIGHTEN them!!!
Respect the genius…
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