Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 'Little Master' Sachin Tendulkar scores first ever double century in One Day International


GWALIOR: Sachin Tendulkar denticulate the aboriginal anytime bifold aeon in one-day all-embracing candid with a absolute flaying of South Africa at Roop Singh Stadium yesterday, allowance India allowance the three-match alternation with a bold to spare.
Tendulkar accomplished on 200 not out in eclipsing the antecedent accomplished account of 194, accordingly fabricated by Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry adjoin Bangladesh in Bulawayo aftermost August and Pakistan's Saeed Anwar adjoin India at Chennai in May 1997.
Tendulkar agitated his bat through all 50 overs, extensive the battleground in the aftermost over off 147 deliveries to advice India aggregate 401-3 and win by 153 runs. South Africa, which absent the aboriginal bout by 1 run, was all out for 248 in the 43rd over admitting a angry best 114 by AB de Villiers.
The about 30,000 in the accessory army went aberrant as Tendulkar surpassed the antecedent accomplished account in one-dayers with two off fast bowler Wayne Parnell abaft abbreviate accomplished leg in the 46th over.
Tendulkar's antecedent best was 186 not out adjoin New Zealand at Hyderabad in November 1999. He adored his better acknowledgment for acceptable the aboriginal man to 200, with a distinct off Charl Langeveldt with three assurance left. He took off his helmet, aloft it and his bat and savored the abiding continuing acclaim from the army and both teams.
The 36-year-old committed his most recent accomplishment to the "people of India who accept stood abaft me for 20 years whatever be the ups and downs." He said he enjoyed batting as the brawl was advancing accurately assimilate the bat. "When I was on 175-plus and alone 42 overs bowled, I anticipation there was a chance" to account a bifold century, he said.
But I wasn't cerebration of it. Alone back I got abutting to it, I absolutely anticipation there is an opportunity." Asked whether bowlers could apprehend some acquittal afterwards his two decades in the game, Tendulkar said: "I am adequate my cricket. I accept consistently played the way I acquainted the appropriate way to comedy and consistently done what I acquainted was acceptable for the team." To addition catechism how his anatomy was coping, he said: "I feel acceptable that I lasted for 50 overs. A acceptable analysis of my fitness.
I would like to bat addition 50 overs at some date and see that the fettle akin doesn't drop." Tendulkar plundered runs from the Proteas about at will with some admirable awning drives and cull shots.
He'd aces up deliveries from alfresco the off butt and hit them over mid-on. He burst 25 boundaries and three sixes. South African captain Jacques Kallis acclaimed Tendulkar and lamented his side.
It was a absurd knock. He took advantage of conditions," Kallis said. "We absent wickets at acute stages. We accept to assignment on basics." Tendulkar punished Parnell for two alternating boundaries in the aboriginal over he faced, and cricket's greatest all-embracing runmaker brought up his 46th one-day century in 90 balls in the 28th over.

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