Tendulkar betters his record in ODI finals

March 3rd, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by admin  

(Match in Statistics)

Brisbane, March 3 (IANS) For the first time since October 2000, Sachin Tendulkar scored a 50-plus innings in the finals of a one-day tournament comprising three teams or more when he hammered a superb 117 not out against Australia in the first final of the Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series in Sydney Sunday. Tendulkar has amassed 387 runs in eight matches at 38.70, including one century and two half-centuries, since Oct 10, 2000, when he scored 69 against New Zealand in the final of the Champions Trophy in Nairobi.

The sequence of his scores since the Champions Trophy final are:

Scores Opponents Tournament Venue Date Result for India

69 N.Zealand ICC Champions Nairobi 15.10.2000 Lost
5 S.Lanka Champions Trophy Sharjah 29.10.2000 Lost
0 W.Indies Coca Cola Coke 7.7.2001 Lost
17 S.Africa Standard Bank Durban 26.10.2001 Lost
14 England NatWest series Lord’s 13.7.2002 Won
7* Sri Lanka ICC Champions Colombo 30.9.2002 Lost
4 Australia ICC World Cup Johann. 23.3.2003 Lost

45 Australia TVS Cup Calcutta 18.11.2003 Lost
8 Australia VB series Melbourne 6.2.2004 Lost
27 Australia VB series SCG 8.2.2004 Lost
74 Sri Lanka Asia Cup Colombo 1.8.2004 Lost
117* Australia Commonwealth Bank SCG 2.3.2008 Won

Tendulkar’s overall home record is better than his away record. At home he has amassed 5,766 runs at 46.12 in 142 matches and 4,355 at 35.99 in 131 one-dayers. But his best record is while on neutral venues, at which he has played 143 matches has aggregated 6,149 runs at 50.40.

M I N.O. Runs H.S. Ave. 100 50 S.R.

Home 142 138 13 5766 186* 46.12 16 33 86.98
Away 131 130 9 4355 141 35.99 9 22 80.88
Neutral 143 138 16 6149 152 50.40 17 33 87.80
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Total: 416 406 38 16270 186* 44.21 42 88 85.55
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1st match ings. 199 198 13 8389 186* 45.34 26 40 82.88
2nd match ings. 217 208 25 7881 143 43.06 16 48 88.60

Sachin has scored hundreds in 11 countries — a world record. The break-up is:

Host nation 100s

India 16
Sharjah 7
South Africa 4
Sri Lanka 4
England 3
Zimbabwe 2
Pakistan 2
Australia 1
Bangladesh 1
Malayasia 1
Singapore 1
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Total: 42
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Tendulkar is, however, yet to post a hundred each in Test-playing countries New Zealand and West Indies.

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