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Sachin Tendulkar's South African Safari: 5 Centuries in 5 Series

Sachin Tendulkar’s South African Safari: 5 Centuries in 5 Series

This one had to be the most special of all the centuries by Tendulkar. With this, he went on to score a half-century of centuries.

After being bowled out for a paltry 136 in the first innings, India were batting out of their skin to avoid an innings defeat. South Africa had scored a massive 620 in their first innings before declaring. After openers, Sehwag and Gambhir, put India to a good start, Tendulkar and Dravid tried to continue the good work. After Dravid’s departure, skipper Dhoni stitched a 172-run stand with Tendulkar. Sachin was the lone man standing at 111 after the team got bowled out for 459. In one of his grittiest innings, Sachin scored 13 fours and one six, and went on to face 241 deliveries over a span of over five hours.

India lost the Test match by an innings and 25 runs.

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