Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

After Year-Long Wait, Tendulkar Finally Gets His 100th Century

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

After Year-Long Wait, Tendulkar Finally Gets His 100th Century

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Byline: Henry Swarbrick

SACHIN TENDULKAR today became the first man to record a century of centuries in international cricket, ending an agonising 12-month wait against Bangladesh.

The legendary India batsman hit his 99th hundred in a World Cup pool-stage match against South Africa in Nagpur last March and went through 33 innings of hype, twice falling in the 90s, before making 114 in the Asia Cup.

After failing to record a century in India's tour of England, the home series against West Indies and the tour of Australia, the 'Little Master' seemed determined not to make the same mistake against lowly opposition, taking 138 balls to reach three figures today.

A billion-strong Indian fans can now breathe easy after the 39-year-old reached his landmark score in Mirpur with a clip into the leg-side off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan.

Tendulkar was strangely subdued, looking to the heavens and kissing the badge on his helmet, after running the single. …

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