Bibhu Prasad Ray

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar needs no introduction. A legend of the game of cricket and an artist with the bat, he is a lovable person off the ground too. 
Sachin has made his own legacy in cricket by churning on several records and achieving many achievements in his long 24 years of cricketing journey. Well out of his 100 international centuries, he scored his 42nd ODI century against the mighty Australians in Sydney Cricket Ground during the 1st CB Series Final in 2008 on this day. 

After Australia posted 240 runs on the board, Sachin Tendulkar led India’s innings by scoring an excellent century in testing conditions in Sydney. Against the likes of Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken and Mitchell Johnson, Sachin crafted a majestic knock of 117* which was full of composure and class. 

He was equally supported by Rohit Sharma who was in his early stages in cricket. The duo stitched a crucial partnership of 123 runs. Later, India won the 1st Final and Sachin was adjusted the Man of Match. 

In fact, this knock was the only ODI century scored by Sachin Tendulkar in Australia.

Tendulkar’s heroic effort was lauded by cricket experts and people across the globe terming this as one of the best performances by Sachin in Australia. 

India won its first Commonwealth Bank Series in 2008 by defeating Australia twice in a row in the best of 3 match final series.