Sachin Tendulkar: Master blaster Sachin played the best innings of his career in a difficult situation. But, only Teamindia ..
India vs South Africa 2021: The Indian cricket team is currently in South Africa. There is a three-match Test series to be played. The Test series will start on December 26 at the Centurion venue. Exactly 11 years ago, today, Sachin Tendulkar set a record. Breaking a record that no player has ever had in a bag. However, India could not escape defeat.
The first Test match between India and South Africa was played on 16 December 2010 at Centurion. India were all out for just 136 in the first innings. In response, Great All-rounder Jacques Kallis declared South Africa at 620/4 with the help of Hashim Amla-AB de Villiers’ first double century.
India were all out for 484 in the second innings. Although Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag scored half centuries, the real attraction was Sachin Tendulkar. The Great Indian batsmen played a crucial innings on December 19, exactly 11 years ago, in front of bowlers like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Tendulkar became the first and only batsman to reach this milestone, scoring his 50th Test century.
Tendulkar, along with Dhoni, did his part to prevent the team from losing. The duo put up a 172-run partnership for the seventh wicket. However, Dhoni was dismissed after playing his best innings of 90 off 106 balls. Then on the fifth day of December 20, India ended the innings with 459 runs. South Africa won by an innings and 25 runs. Sachin was unbeaten on 111.