Nervous nineties and Sachin Tendulkar in Tests

Updated: 25 November 2011 13:17 IST

Ravi Rampaul struck with the biggest prize in the recent history of international cricket - the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar before he could reach his 100th international ton on his home ground. Nervous nineties though have hounded the veteran batsman in the past as well.

Nervous nineties and Sachin Tendulkar in Tests
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Mumbai:

Ravi Rampaul struck with the biggest prize in the recent history of international cricket - the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar before he could reach his 100th international ton on his home ground. Nervous nineties though have hounded the veteran batsman in the past as well.

Combined in Test matches and ODIs, Sachin has been dismissed in the nineties on 28 separate occasions  - that is 28 centutries that could have been but were not completed.

It has been reported in the past that nervous nineties has been so predominant that his son Arjun, has been know to have told him to go for a sixes when in the nineties. Sachin seems to have followed the advise on Friday with boundaries galore and a six that saw him break him into the 90s. But in the end, it was one shot too many for the Master Blaster who edged a Ravi Rampaul delivery to the slips.

Sachin now also has the joint-highest number of scores in the 90s, in Test cricket - 10. Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid are the other two tied with him.

Sachin dismissals when in the 90s:

Test matches

94 vs West Indies at Wankhede (Nov 2011)
91 vs England at The Oval (Aug 2011)
98 vs Australia at Mohali (2010)
97 vs South Africa at Mumbai (2000)
96 vs Sri Lanka at Bangalore (1994)
94 vs Pakistan at Mohali (2005)
92 vs West Indies at Barbados (1997)
92 vs England at Trent Bridge (1994)
91 vs England at Trent Bridge (2007)
90 vs England at Bangalore (2001)

One Day Internationals

90 vs Australia at Mumbai (27 Feb 1996)
91 vs Australia at Brisbane (4 March 2008)
91 vs England at Sharjah (11 Dec 1997)
99 vs England at Bristol (24 Aug 2007)
94 vs England at The Oval (5 Sep 2007)
95 vs Pakistan at Dhaka (14 Jan 1998)
93 vs Pakistan at Hobart (21 Jan 2000)
98 vs Pakistan at The Centurion (1 Mar 2003)
95 vs Pakistan at Lahore (13 Feb 2006)
99 vs Pakistan at Mohali (8 Nov 2007)
97 vs Pakistan at Gwalior (15 Nov 2007)
93 vs South Africa at Nagpur (19 Mar 2000)
99 vs South Africa at Belfast (26 Jun 2007)
93 vs South Africa at Belfast (29 Jun 2007)
93 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka (1 Jun 2000)
97 vs Sri Lanka at Johannesburg (10 Mar 2003)
93 vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur (25 Oct 2005)
96* vs Sri Lanka at Cuttack (21 Dec 2009)

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