Sachin Tendulkar retires from Test cricket after his 200th game, to be played at the Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies. Sports.ndtv.com takes a look at 10 of his best centuries in the longest format of the game.
241* vs Australia in Sydney, January 2-6 2004 Sachin Tendulkar's form against Australia in the 2003-04 series was well below par. Going into the 4th and final Test in Sydney, the Master Blaster had a big score due. In what was Steve Waugh's final Test for Australia, Sachin could not have chosen a better stage to return to form. In company of VVS Laxman who scored 178, Sachin added 353 runs for the 4th wicket.
136 vs Pakistan in Chennai, January 28-31 1999 It was one of those fairytale innings which, sadly, did not have a happy ending. In the first Test of the home series against Pakistan in 1999 in Chennai, India were set a target of 271 to win. With India struggling at 82/5, Sachin took India to the brink of victory bu ultimately fell 12 runs short.
119 vs England in Old Trafford, August 9-14 1990 The first Test hundred is always special, and it is all the more special if it saves a team from defeat. Sachin's hour of reckoning came in the 2nd Test against England at Old Trafford in 1990. His talent was never in doubt, but it was here that he first announced his presence on the big stage.
146 vs South Africa in Cape Town, January 2-6 2011 Sachin's last Test hundred came in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in 2011. After South Africa's innings had ended at 362, India needed their batsmen to come good. Sachin did exactly that as he hit his second hundred of the series.
103 vs England in Chennai, December 11-15 2008 What made this innings special was the fact that Sachin finished it off for India and took them over the line of victory. The first Test against England in Chennai in 2008 was India's first game after the Mumbai terror attacks. In a bold declaration, Kevin Pietersen set India 387 to win. After the initial platform had been set by Gautam Gambhir (66) and Virender Sehwag (83), Sachin took over.
155 vs Australia in Chennai, March 6-10 1998 The most anticipated duel was seen in the course of this innings between Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. Sachin fell to Warne for just four in the first innings as India conceded a lead of 71 runs. In the second innings, he resorted to playing Warne against the turn on the on side to upset the leggie's line and length. Sachin's assault began right from the word go.
193 vs England at Headingley in Leeds in 2002. Sachin narrowly missed out on a double century this time when he got out at a score of 193. But on the brightside, India won the match because of his contribution.
111 vs South Africa in 1992 Sachin scored his fourth century on November 28, 1992 against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Till then all his centuries had come playing outside India.
177 vs England in 1996 Sachin his his tenth Test ton in a drawn match against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
116 vs Australia in 199 It was Sachin's fifth Test century in a remarkable year for the Master Blaster. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sachin smashed his way into the record books.
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