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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar is first to score 20 ODI hundreds at home


Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, while achieving the magical figure of 99 international hundreds during the India-South Africa Group B match in Nagpur on Saturday, became the first one to score 20 One-day International (ODI) centuries in his home country.

The other highlights:

Tendulkar extended his ODI centuries' tally to 48.

Tendulkar established a record for most century stands at the World Cup - 12.

Tendulkar made an Indian record for most sixes in ODIs, taking his sixes' tally to 193, bettering Sourav Ganguly's tally of 190. Shahid Afridi (289) holdsa record followed by Sanath Jayasuriya (270) andSachin Tendulkar (193).

Tendulkar has become the first one to post 6 World Cup hundreds.

The master blaster has become the first to complete 2,000 runs against South Africa.

Tendulkar has now complete 2,000 runs against four countriesin ODIs - South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

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