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9th September 1994: Sachin Tendulkar Scores His First ODI Century for India

On this day 23 years ago, the Master Blaster ended his ODI century drought by slamming his first ton against Australia.

Cricketnext Staff |September 9, 2019, 3:16 PM IST
9th September 1994: Sachin Tendulkar Scores His First ODI Century for India

On this day in 1994, legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar scored the first of his 49 ODI centuries against Australia at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. In a career that spanned 24 years, the former Indian batsman broke numerous milestones and also set new ones.

The 'Master Blaster' ended his ODI century drought by slamming his first against Australia in his 78th match, where Tendulkar hit an impressive 110 runs. India thumped the Aussies by 31 runs in the third match of the Singer World Series trophy.

Batting first, riding on Sachin's stunning century, India posted a total of 246/8 in 50 overs while none of the other Indian batsmen crossed the 50-run mark. Tendulkar stepped up when his team needed him the most, with his knock coming at the most critical time.

Manoj Prabhakar starred for India with the ball as he ended the innings with figures of 3/34 while Rajesh Chauhan also scalped two wickets as Australia fell short by 31 runs.

Tendulkar was awarded the man of the match for this maiden ODI century which played a more than a crucial role in helping India lift the title.

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