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Sachin Tendulkar hits highest score ever in one-day internationals
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Sachin Tendulkar has become the first cricketer ever to hit a double-hundred in a one-day international, 10 months after his 36th birthday and four years after being booed off his home ground for slow scoring, with his career apparently in terminal decline.

Tendulkar toyed with South Africa's attack in the second one-day international under Gwalior's floodlights. He ended unbeaten on exactly 200 after 147 balls of beautiful destruction, relying on finesse as much as force. He hit only three sixes as India reached 401 for three in 50 overs.

Tendulkar easily passed the previous record score in one-day internationals – 194 by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar against India in 1996-97, an innings matched in rather less demanding circumstances by Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry against Bangladesh earlier this year.

However, in the 49th over Tendulkar seemed to have stalled on 199, and when MS Dhoni stole the strike and then hoisted the first ball of the last over for six it seemed he may end marooned short of 200.

But with the crowd baying for their hero and self-preservation in mind, Dhoni, who had dealt almost exclusively in boundaries, wisely sauntered a single, and next ball Tendulkar nurdled a run through gully to reach 200.

He and Dhoni, who played a small tornado of an innings, added 101 in just 54 balls.

Tendulkar began with boundaries on either side of the wicket off Wayne Parnell and then dazzled with an array of cuts, pulls and drives.

Later, South Africa began their pursuit of 402 in a similar mood, but Herschelle Gibbs soon played on to his stumps trying to force the pace with a manufactured sweep shot, leaving his side 17 for one in the third over.

Source-Guardian Uk
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XHc1Z-EsMc[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkUZI8UoP3Y[/youtube]

* Highest run-getter in ODIs, with 17,598 runs from 442 matches. Jayasuriya (13,428) and Ponting (12,731) follow

* Most centuries in ODIs (46), followed by Ricky Ponting (29) and Sanath Jayasuriya (28)

* Since Feb 24, 2009 has scored 1,158 runs in 20 ODIs, with 4 tons, averaging 72.37. In the preceding 12 months, had scored 352 runs from 9 ODIs at an average of 44

* His double century is the first in 39 years of ODIs, including 60-overs-a-side matches

* Highest scorer in Tests, with 13,447 runs from 166 matches. Next best Lara (retired with 11,953) and Ponting (playing with 11,859)

* Most Test centuries (47), well ahead of Ponting (39) and Kallis (34) among active players, and retd Lara and Gavaskar (34 each)

* In 2010, has already scored 477 runs averaging 95.40. Only Hashim Amla (674) has scored more Test runs this year

* In his last 10 Tests, has scored 1,018 runs at an average of 78.3 and is the only one with 6 tons in the last 12 months. In the previous 10 Tests, he had 647 runs and averaged just 38.08

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Rainbow 
What a Sachin Congrats Sachin Tendulkar :oooh no: :up: :crashed:
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Sachin's ODI Records


Highest Individual Score: 200*
Most runs in career: 17598
Most runs in a single World Cup: 673 (2003)
Most runs in all World Cups: 1796
Most runs in calendar year: 1894 (1998)
Most hundreds in career: 46
Most hundreds in calendar year: 9 (1998)
Most hundreds against one team: 9 (Australia)
Most nineties in career: 18
Most 4's in career: 1927
Most fifties in career: 93
Most fify+ scores in career: 139
Most 150+ scores in career: 5
Most matches: 442
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