Waiting for 77 matches, Sachin Tendulkar played with AUS bowling attack; First century was scored in ODI on this day
Sachin Tendulkar First ODI Hundred: Date and year 9 September 1994. Exactly 29 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar took the first step towards ruling the world of ODI cricket. The Master Blaster had blasted Australia's strong bowling attack at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and scored the first century of his ODI career. India had won this match by 31 runs.
The date and year of 9 September 1994. Exactly 29 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar took the first step towards ruling the world of ODI cricket. The Master Blaster had blasted Australia's strong bowling attack at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and scored the first century of his ODI career. This century was special in many ways because it took 77 matches for Sachin to touch the magical figure of 100 for the first time in ODIs.
After a long wait of 77 matches, Sachin Tendulkar came on the field against Australia in Colombo to leave his mark in world cricket that day. Scoring runs against bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne was not an easy task. However, that day the biggest bowler of the Kangaroo team looked helpless in front of the Master Blaster. Every shot from Sachin's bat captivated the hearts of the fans and this was the beginning of his rule over world cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar hit 8 fours and two skyscraper sixes on the Colombo ground. Little Master played a brilliant inning of 110 runs facing 130 balls, due to which the Indian team was successful in scoring 246 runs on the scoreboard after losing 8 wickets.
After scoring his first century in Colombo, Sachin Tendulkar did not look back. With every inning, Sachin kept setting a new record and that is why he got the title of 'God of Cricket'. Sachin is the only player in the world to score centuries in international cricket. Master Blaster has 49 centuries in his name in ODI cricket. At the same time, Sachin has scored 51 centuries in Tests.
While chasing the target of 247 runs given by India, the entire Australian team was limited to only 215 runs in this match. While bowling for the Indian team, Manoj Prabhakar took three big wickets while spending only 34 runs. At the same time, Rajesh Chauhan also shook the Kangaroo batting order by showing Mark Waugh and David Boon the way to the pavilion. Mark Waugh played the highest innings of 61 runs for Australia.