January 17, 2011 20:17
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7. Sachin Tendulkar (India) 98 vs Pakistan 2003 World Cup
He has scored 4 World Cup centuries, but 'this' was something special. Batting against an attack that boasted names like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar, Sachin, it seemed, was on a different plane. At a pedestal higher than the lesser mortals.
Cutting, pulling, flicking and driving with the ease of a poet at his imaginative best, Sachin it seemed was making an offering to the Gods of batting. Cramps threw spanner on his good work, but by the time he departed 2 runs short of his century, Pakistan were already knocked out of the contest.
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