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24th November 1989: Young Sachin Takes Test Cricket By Storm

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: November 24, 2017, 1:06 PM IST
24th November 1989: Young Sachin Takes Test Cricket By Storm

(Image Credits: Sachin Tendulkar/Instagram)

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When it comes to Sachin Tendulkar, it's as if his fans take pride in remembering all the records that the 'Master Blaster' has created. From his 100 centuries, to highest runs in Tests and ODIs, Sachin is still the hot topic for any average fan in India, even after his retirement in 2013.

On this day, 28 years ago, Sachin became the youngest cricketer ever to slam a Test half-century. Sachin hits a masterful 59 in the second Test of the 1989 series against Pakistan to etch his name in the history.

Sachin was just 16 years and 214 days when he slammed his maiden fifty in the longest format of the game. Sachin hit 59 runs off 172 deliveries, which included four boundaries and he was there in the middle for 254 minutes. Sachin's innings finally came to end when he was trapped plumb LBW by Imran Khan.

Riding on fifties from Sachin and Sanjay Manjrekar, India posted 288-all in the first innings. Pacers Imran Khan and Wasim Akram starred for the host as they picked up 4 and 3 wickets receptively in the innings.

Ammer Malik then slammed a majestic century in the match as Pakistan put on 423/9d to take a huge first innings lead. Manoj Prabhakar was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped 6 wickets in the innings.

However the match ended in a dull draw after Mohammed Azharuddin slammed a century in the second innings for India, while Manjrekar and Prabhakar slammed fifties. This was the 13th draw in 14 matches the two teams played out against one another then.
First Published: November 24, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
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