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Sachin Tendulkar ODI centuries : Facts and figures

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When many people say how many of Sachin Tendulkar’s hundreds have come for a winning cause, here is analysis of each of those centuries he scored when India lost and reason why it went in vain.

Sachin Tendulkar scored another century but India end up in losing the match – How many times have we seen that ?

While there would be the Tendulkar bashers and critics who say that India lose a match whenever Sachin scores a century, the statistics prove otherwise.

Out of the 49 hundreds, We won 33 , Tied 1, Draw 1. And we lost only 14.

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. Srilanka made 272 in 48.4 overs.

Manoj Prabhakar had 4-0-47-0, He also opened the Inning and scored 7 of 36 Balls.

2. 100 of 111 Balls Vs Pak in Singapore – Apr 96.

India all out in 47.1 overs, When Sachin got out, Score was 186/4.. We can’t blame because next three were match fixtures.[You know who]  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. Seven 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.

5. 101 of 140 Balls against SL at Sharjah , 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

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 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 Worldclass 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 got 6-0-35-1

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 were chasing 329 and were 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 India were 305-5 in 45 overs.

Managed only 23 in the last five 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 , 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.

12. 175 of 141 Balls vs Australia at Hyderabad, 5th Nov 2009.

India needed 351 to win. And at the end, lost by 3 runs. Spare a thought for Sachin Tendulkar. He seemed to have done everything possible but didn’t last the final lap. Only Raina scored along with him, he made 59. Other players were busy watching GOD’s batting :)

13. 111 of 101 Balls Vs South Africa at Nagpur , 12 th March 2011.

India were 267/1 at the end all out for 296. When Sachin got out after scoring 111, India only managed to score 30 Runs with lost of 9 Wickets.

14. 114 of 147 Balls Vs Bangladesh at Mirpur, 16th March 2012.

Batting first Team India scored 289 in 50 Overs against the runner ups of the Asia Cup 2012. 289 against  Bangladesh is always a good score in 50 Overs Cricket.

Over here, We saw indiscipline Indian bowling attack – Irfan Pathan – 61 in 9 overs, Ashok Dinda 38 in 5.2 Overs, Praveen Kumar 56 in 10 overs, to win a Cricket match, we need to take Wickets and that’s where India failed.

Sachin scored his 100th International 100 in this Match.

This Proved how good Sachin’s hundreds were! Hope people will stop laughing now.

In other 35 Instances , We won 33 , Tied 1, Draw 1.

Just to add this fact, he already has 14 scores in 90′s, Many of which has resulted in India’s victory.

If we look at the centuries scored by Sachin while chasing are better then the others.

Below is the list of players scoring centuries while chasing :

SACHIN –>  HAS DONE IT  –> 14 times

PONTING –> HAS DONE IT –> 08 times

LARA –> HAS DONE IT –> 07 times

INZAMAM –> HAS DONE IT –> 03 times

Sir Viv.RICHARDS –> HAS DONE IT –> 03 times

DRAVID –> HAS DONE IT –> 02 times

Now , let us see what Sachin has done for India’s cause when he has gone past 50 but not a ton.

Out of the 93 times Sachin Tendulkar has scored a fifty, India have secured 56 wins while ending up on the losing side 35 times.

Two games were without the Result.

Digging deeper, India has won 28 times whenever Sachin has scored between 70 to 99.

Who has scored the maximum number of tons in winning causes for their respective teams?

Sachin’s tons resulting in a team’s win. Most of the time he stayed unbeaten.

Sachin : 33 Hundreds –> 13 times he was Unbeaten.

Ponting : 25 Hundreds –> 8 times he was Unbeaten.

Jayasuriya : 24 Hundreds –> 5 times he was Unbeaten.

Ganguly  :18 Hundreds –> 10 times he was Unbeaten.

Hope everyone will understand Sachins stats & hopefully the worth of Sachin’s 100′s, will not be discussed again.

To people for whom the above stats are not enough then SACHIN’s…

*** 23 years of cricket is not Enough…?

*** 49 tons aint Enough…??

*** 33 TONS in WON-Matches ain’t Enough…??

*** 14 TONS in WON-Matches ”while-chasing” ain’t Enough….??

NOTHING is Enough…..

Because Sachin Tendulkar’s crirics watching cricket – Since last week.

Note: The reason for this was to stop people debating about sachin’s stats.

Anyways hatts off to all ignorant Indian Cricket lovers who do not have any proper analysis of the game..

Try to watch the game with some education, I mean game with analysis and try to stop making useless and proofless statements.


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  1. Great work dea……….. Such a terrific reply to all those who suspect Tendulkar as bad luck and ball consuming… And thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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