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This day, that year: Watch 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar slam his first international hundred

It has been 29 years since a 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar scored his first international hundred - a brilliant 119 against England at Old Trafford in Manchester.

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New Delhi Published on: August 14, 2019 13:56 IST
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It has been 29 years since a 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar scored his first international hundred - a brilliant 119 against England at Old Trafford in Manchester.

A 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar announced himself on the international stage on this date, 29 years ago, when he took on the English attack to score his first of the 100 international centuries. He scored 51 hundreds in Test cricket.

Tendulkar played a brilliant knock of 119 at Old Trafford in Manchester and saved the match for India.

It was on August 14, 1990, when legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced himself on the

In that game, England skipper Graham Gooch and his opening partner Mike Atherton had each scored a century as they posted a mammoth first inning total of 519.

The Kapil Dev-led side gave a strong reply as they managed to score 432 runs in the first innings, conceding an 87-run lead. Tendulkar contributed with 68 during the course of this inning.

In the second innings, England declared their second innings at 320/4, putting up a target of 408 for India.

India started their chase on a poor note, losing their top order inside 110 runs. At one stage, India were 127/5 and with almost two sessions remaining, it looked unlikely that India could sustain much resistance.

However, Tendulkar had other plans as he struck 17 boundaries in his 189-ball knock to help India reach 343/6 at the end of day's play. Although it ended in a draw, the match provided the cricket world with a glimpse of what they were about to witness from this great prodigy in the years to come.

Watch the stellar innings here:

Tendulkar, in his international career that extended for more than two decades, scored 100 centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs) -- a record that remains unbroken till date.

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