Sachin Tendulkar in tournament finals

Sachin Tendulkar s record in Indian victories is simply brilliant and nails the opinion of sceptics that he is not a match winner. For years, Tendulkar has epitomised India s hopes on the cricket field and in Virat Kohli s words “carried the burden of the nation.”

(Source : cricket country)

If one looks at Tendulkar s record in tournament finals, it makes very interesting reading and stands testament to his match-winning abilities. Of his 49 One-Day International (ODI) hundreds, Tendulkar has scored six of them in the final of a competition. Not surprisingly, India has been on the victorious side on all the six occasions.

 

 

Here is his overall record in the said games:

 

M Runs
Avge Highest Strike rate Fours Sixes
6 741 247 138 104.36 65 12

 

Here is the break-up of Tendulkar s hundreds in tournament finals:

 

Score Balls Opponent Venue Date Tournament
134 131 Australia Sharjah 24-Apr-98 Coca-Cola Cup
100* 103 Kenya Kolkata 31-May-98 Coca-Cola Triangular
128 131 Sri Lanka Colombo 7-Jul-98 Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy
124 92 Zimbabwe Sharjah 13-Nov-98 Coca-Cola Champions Trophy
117* 120 Australia Sydney 2-Mar-08 Commonwealth Bank series
138 133 Sri Lanka Colombo 14-Sep-09 Compaq Cup

 

Four of the six hundreds came in the year 1998 – a year that saw him rise to new heights and set new benchmarks. However, the last two have been fairly recent as they came after a tough phase – one during which some people had written him off. The 117 not out against Australia took on the might of Australia on their own turf and sealed a memorable triumph for India. In 2009, Colombo was treated to a spectacle as he dominated the Sri Lankan bowling that boasted of the likes of Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga. That hundred ensured that India clinched the Compaq Cup.

 

A look at his overall record in tournament finals:

M Runs Avge Highest 100s 50s Strike Rate
Overall 40 1851 54.44 138 6 10 87.68
Victories 17 1255 96.53 138 6 5 98.04

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