Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar hits sixth double century

Sachin Tendulkar Completed his sixth double century

Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday completed his sixth double hundred in Test cricket, adding to the mountain of runs he has accumulated in his over two-decade career. Tendulkar continued to grind the Australian bowling attack on the fourth day of the second and final Test in Bangalore. Tendulkar, who was unbeaten on 191 at the end of the third day's play, reached the landmark in the sixth over of the day. This is Tendulkar's second double century against Australia, the first one being an unbeaten 241 in Sydney in January 2004. Tendulkar is the only batsman in the world to hit a double century in ODI cricket.

Tendulkar is the only man to post 1,000 runs in a calendar year on six occasions -- with Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Brian Lara hitting this milestone five times. His superb knock took Tendulkar's aggregate for the year so far to 1194 runs at an average of 99.5. On Day 3, Tendulkar wrote another record by his name by making a 150-plus score for the record 20th time, surpassing Brian Lara's 19. He also became only the third batsman, after David Gower and Jack Hobbs to score 3000 Test runs against Australia. On the second day of the Test, Tendulkar had passed 14,000 Test runs, taking just 12 innings to race there - the fastest he has ever gone from one 1,000-run mark to the next.  
Tendulkar now has 95 international centuries, including 46 in ODIs. With just five centuries left to complete a ton of tons in international cricket, Tendulkar is expected to complete the 50 Test centuries by the time the three-Test series against New Zealand ends next month.


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