OTD in 2008: When Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma heroics helped India win first CB sequence ultimate vs Australia2 min read
March 2nd, 2008 was the date when Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma placed on a masterclass of batting to assist India win the primary CB sequence ultimate towards Australia.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 2, 2023 11:32 IST
This day, that 12 months: Sachin Tendulkar hits excellent ODI century in 2008 tri-series ultimate (Reuters)
By India Today Sports Desk: March 2, 2008: Exactly 15 years in the past, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first ODI hundred on Australian soil to assist India beat the then World Champions Australia by six wickets within the first match of the Commonwealth Bank Tri-series best-of-three finals.
Following a disciplined efficiency by the Indian bowlers in limiting Australia to 239 for eight, Tendulkar (117 not out) batted like a real champion, not solely notching his forty second ODI century but additionally shouldering the accountability of steering India house with 25 balls to spare. Sachin, who hasn’t been in one of the best of type within the tri-series, could not have picked a greater second to make a press release along with his bat, breaking the jinx of not having an ODI century on Australian soil.
India had a typical stutter once they misplaced three wickets in fast succession: Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir (3), and Yuvraj Singh (10). Tendulkar, who overcame a groin damage late in his innings, discovered an in a position ally in younger Rohit Sharma (66), because the duo added 123 runs for the fourth wicket to tug India out of hassle at 87 for 3 and set the staff on target for a outstanding victory in an exhilarating floodlit contest on the SCG.
After batting for 106 balls and hitting eight fours, he reached a century with a dab to the third man. He completed with 117 from 120 balls and 10 fashionable fours. The Indians placed on a surprising show of ability and poise, counting on a heady mixture of youth and expertise to dominate the proceedings from the primary ball. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the successful runs by clobbering a boundary, sparking wild celebrations amongst Indian followers within the stands.
India’s gamble to go in with two specialist spinners additionally paid off as Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla bowled tidy spells to include the run stream with solely Matthew Hayden (82), Michael Hussey (45) and Andrew Symonds (31) being the notable scorers.
Mar 2, 2023