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Sachin Tendulkar's first international ton while Sir Don Bradman's last innings; how the same day was different for both

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 August 2018, 12:20 IST

The Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is considered as one of the legends of cricket in the cricket history. The right-hand batsman Sachin Tendulkar known as the 'Master Blaster' and went on to break distinct records in cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar is only the Indian cricketer to score 100 tons in 51 Tests and 49 ODIs. Indian lagendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s first ton came exactly 28 years ago in the 2nd Test game between India and England at Old Trafford.


Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from all formats of cricket in 2013. He is only the Indian cricketer to score double ton in 2010 against South Africa at Gwalior.

Indian team lost the wickets in quick succession when 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar came out in the middle. From there on, he went on to struck 17 boundaries to score his maiden century. He scored 117 runs and became the third youngest player to score a Test ton, at 17 years, 112 days old.

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On the other hand Sir Don Bradman played his last innings of his career at Oval on 14 August 1948. He was gone for duck in his last innings with the batting average of 99.94.

 

Don Bradman was just 21 years old when he scored the highest number of runs by a single batsman in one day’s play (309 runs not out) in the third Ashes test on 11 July 1930.

First published: 14 August 2018, 12:20 IST
 
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