Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is thought to be one among the most interesting batsmen in the historical past of the sport, if not the finest. The legendary India cricketer holds a number of batting information to his title in each One-day Internationals and Test cricket.
On this day, 25 years in the past, Tendulkar scripted historical past by changing into the youngest batsman to rating 3000 runs in ODIs. He achieved the feat towards Sri Lanka in the 1995 version of the Asia Cup in Sharjah.
Batting first, Sri Lanka have been restricted to a sub-par rating of 202/9 of their allotted 50 overs. None of the batsmen might get previous the fifty-run mark with Hasan Tilakratne prime-scoring with 48.
Venkatesh Prasad was the decide of Indian bowlers as he scalped a 3-wicket haul whereas Javagal Srinath scalped two. Manoj Prabhakar and Anil Kumble scalped one wicket every.
Chasing the goal, Indian openers Tendulkar and Prabhakar didn’t break a sweat as they placed on a 161-run opening stand to put the staff heading in the right direction for a nicely-deserved victory.
Prabhakar fell for 60 however Tendulkar stored going and notched up a superb century. He remained not out at 112 as India romped house with 16.5 overs to spare. Tendulkar’s innings included 15 boundaries and one six.
Courtesy of this century, Tendulkar additionally became the youngest to scale Mount 3000 as he went previous the mark 15 days shy of his 22nd birthday.