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Batting legend creates history with much-anticipated hundred
By IPL desk
Mirpur 16 March 2012
Indian batting legend, and Mumbai Indians captain, Sachin Tendulkar made cricketing history in Mirpur scoring his hundredth century in international cricket. The momentous feat came in the fourth match of the Asia Cup, against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
Opening the innings for India with Gautam Gambhir, Tendulkar scored his century off 138 balls on a good batting track. The Little Master reached the magical figure after nudging Shakib Al Hasan for a single in the 44th over of the match. The 100th ton came exactly one year and five days after his 99th international century, against South Africa in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The 38-year-old now stands alone as far as batting records are concerned, his latest ton etching his name in world cricket’s folklore.
Tendulkar acknowledged his feat in the way he marks every batting landmark – by raising his bat and looking skyward. On this occasion, Tendulkar was visibly overcome with emotion even as he ran the momentous single. A long look heavenwards, an acknowledgement of the dressing room and spectators, and the master was back to business.
Tendulkar was eventually dismissed on 114 trying to up the scoring rate. He edged a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim in the 47th over, bringing an end to an innings that will long remain the toast of the cricketing fraternity. Tendulkar has now amassed 49 ODI centuries and 51 Test tons, an achievement that could well remain unsurpassed in the game’s history.
DC’s Dale Steyn helps SA consolidate position against NZ
By IPL desk
Hamilton 16 March 2012
AB de Villiers scored a battling 83, while Dale Steyn took two wickets in nine overs, to put South Africa on top on Day 2 of the second Test against New Zealand here at Seddon Park, Hamilton. de villiers’ innings gave South Africa a first-innings lead of 68 runs against the hosts, while Steyn’s two-wicket haul before close of play ensured that the visitors had reduced the Kiwis to 65 for four at stumps.
South Africa resumed the day from their overnight score of 27 for the loss of two wickets from where they quickly slid to 88 for six thanks to some incisive bowling by Kiwi paceman Mark Gillespie (five for 59). But de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s ace middle-order batsman, struck a patient 63-run stand with Mark Boucher for the seventh wicket, which saved the visitors from a humiliating collapse.
de Villiers brought up his 28th Test half-century off 85 deliveries and by the time he was dismissed, South Africa had already stretched their lead to 34 runs. Morne Morkel, the tall paceman who will turn out for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2012, also came good with an unbeaten 35* that helped stretch the visitors’ score past 250.
Having taken a crucial lead, South Africa then went on to extend their dominance by taking four opposition wickets before stumps. Vernon Philander and Deccan Chargers’ Dale Steyn took two wickets each even as Kane Williamson remained unbeaten on 41.
New Zealand will now begin Day 3 trailing South Africa by three runs with six wickets in hand. Brief scores: New Zealand 1st innings 185/10 in 61.2 overs (Brendon McCullum 61, Ross Taylor 44, Vernon Philander 4/70, Dale Steyn 3/49) and New Zealand 2nd innings 65/4 in 31.0 overs (Kane Williamson 41*, Dale Steyn 2/10); South Africa 1st innings 253/10 in 77.3 overs (AB de Villiers 83, Morne Morkel 35*, Mark Gillespie 5/59)