Monday, December 15, 2008

Sachin Wins 1st Test Against Chennai Chasing 387 with unbeaten century

I followed most of the first test and almost all of the fifth day's magical chase of Tendulkar winning the test against England in Chennai with a fine 103 not out. It was a dream come true for me like many others to see Sachin in this perfect role. Read the details here -

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indveng/content/current/story/382035.html

There are so many good batting points he wrote besides his yesterday and one of those are his 3rd fourth innings century where he is ahead of Lara, equal to Bradman but behind Pointing yet.

Last year, Tendulkar made a fourth innings half-century (56*) to defeat Pakistan as I observed that with intense as well like this time as I knew Tendulkar has a poor fourth innings record compared to Ponting or Gavaskar (and almost same as Lara). Not to the same scale worthy of mentioning that amongst all his fourth innings Tendulkar had 36* not out chasing 184 against Zimbabwe in 2001 and 32 * not out chasing 123 against South Africa in 2004. Here is a complete list of number of not outs in fourth innings of Test where Tendulkar is only behind Desmond Haynes and Rahul Dravid.

Also look for the top run chases link in cricket24x7 blog post. Don't forget to read the winning run and hundred that says Tendulkar's winning boundary that gave him the century from 99 to 103* and also won the test match for India, is only second time in Test history to happen so along with Ricky Ponting's over-boundary against South Africa in 2002 that gave him exactly 100* - both these are amazing feats indeed.

9 comments:

Ashik Uzzaman said...

Nice to see tendulkar staying as the highest TEST run scorer.

http://blogs.cricinfo.com/itfigures/archives/2008/10/record_holders_for_most_number.php

Ashik Uzzaman said...

http://timesonline.typepad.com/the_doosra/2009/01/the-master-and.html

Look at the above article where the best Test and ODI innings of the year 2008 are rated of Tendulkar 103* and 117. Also watch the note on Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Ashik Uzzaman said...

Sachin's another competitor in terms of numbers/statistics but not in terms of class. - J Kallis

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/rsavaus2009/content/story/392743.html

Ashik Uzzaman said...

List of 100 ODI records by Sachin - http://www.cricbolly.com/home/list-of-100-records-of-sachin-tendulkar/

Ashik Uzzaman said...

Sachin's Test Batting Performance (Country-wise)

http://www.kingofcricket.com/Test_Countrywise.aspx

Ashik Uzzaman said...

Sachin: the greatest living Indian? by Ayaz Menon -

http://www.livemint.com/2010/10/13195931/Sachin-the-greatest-living-In.html?h=C

Ashik Uzzaman said...

Why Sachin, not Nadal, deserves this award -
http://buzz.sify.com/2010/12/03/why-sachin-not-nadal-deserves-this-award/

Ashik Uzzaman said...

The worst Sachin Arguments -
http://openthemagazine.com/article/voices/the-worst-sachin-arguments

Ashik Uzzaman said...

The Great Divide -
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2010/12/21&PageLabel=25&EntityId=Ar02500&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

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