A Sachin 100 at Lord's? Not today anyway

Updated: 21 July 2011 17:56 IST

Will Sachin Tendulkar finally score a 100 at Lord's? In this the 100th Test match between India and England? Well, cricket fans the world over will have to hold their breath a little longer. With India winning the toss and fielding first, Sachin is unlikely to bat today.

New Delhi:

Will Sachin Tendulkar finally score a 100 at Lord's? In this the 100th Test match between India and England? Well, cricket fans the world over will have to hold their breath a little longer. With India winning the toss and fielding first, Sachin is unlikely to bat today.

The match began late with rain and a wet out-field delaying the toss, before Indian skipper MS Dhoni called right and then put in his pacers to exploit the condition of the pitch. India's batting is likely to come not before Day 2, i.e. Friday, though fans wouldn't mind to see an England collapse and some India batting today.

This could well be Sachin's last outing at the Lord's Cricket Ground and his last chance to correct possibly the only poor record he has. Compared to his career average of 56.94, Sachin averages just 21.28 in four Tests here, with 37 being his highest score. On sheer statistics, Sachin has never played these many matches at any other venue without scoring at least a half-century.

However, the hype around Sachin's hundredth hundred can only be guessed by the very fact that Sachin Tendulkar is trending heavily on Twitter and Google. People are looking for his records at Lord's and otherwise. Hope all their answers will be answered during this match.

Topics : Sachin Tendulkar Cricket England India India in England, 2011
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