Sachin Tendulkar – 179 against West Indies in 1994

Sachin Tendulkar - 179 against West Indies in 1994

West Indies tour of India 1993, Three Match Test Series, Second Test Match, India vs West Indies – Match Drawn

After taking a healthy lead of 1 – 0 in the three match Test series, home team India came out all guns blazing in the second Test match of the series in Nagpur. In the first innings, Indian opener Navjot Singh Sidhu scored 107 runs while Sachin Tendulkar scored a brilliant 179, his best score in Tests then!

After losing Prabhakar and Kambli early in the first innings, Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar combined to stitch a 177-run partnership for the third wicket to help India bail out of trouble. And Sachin added 202 runs for the fifth wicket along with his captain Mohammad Azharuddin (97 runs). Indian spinner Anil Kumble scored his maiden half-century in the first innings – unbeaten 52* runs batting at no. 9 position.

Jimmy Adams of West Indies was rock solid in their second innings as he played 148 deliveries for his 23 runs. Also, he scored a century in the first innings. Carl Hooper too brilliant for the visitors with half centuries in both the innings and 7 wickets in the match. In the end, West Indies managed to drew the match playing out their just-over-two-sessions on the final day of the Test match.

Sachin Tendulkar followed his century in the first innings with a composed half century in the second innings.

Numbers behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 179 and the Test Series:

  • 179 – This is the highest score for Sachin Tendulkar in Test match cricket then! His 165 against England in the previous year was his previous best Test score.
  • 179 is Sachin Tendulkar’s 8th century and his second 150+ score in Test match cricket. Also, this is Sachin’s first Test century against West Indies.
  • West Indies won the third and final Test match of the series and square the three match series 1-1. India won the first Test match of the series by 96 runs while the second Test was drawn.
  • This is India’s first Test series without Kapil Dev since 1978! Kapil injured his hamstring just before the start of this Test series and he thought the time has come to hung his boots in the International format.

Brief Scores:

India – 546/9 decl (Sachin Tendulkar – 179, Navjot Singh Sidhu – 107, Carl Hooper – 5/116, Courtney Walsh – 2/93) & 208/7 decl (Navjot Singh Sidhu – 76, Sachin Tendulkar – 54, Courtney Walsh – 2/2, Carl Hooper – 2/62) drew with West Indies – 428 all out (Jimmy Adams – 125, Carl Hooper – 81, Venkatapathy Raju – 5/127, Anil Kumble – 3/131) & 132/5 (Carl Hooper – 67, Jimmy Adams – 23, Anil Kumble – 3/45, Venkatapathy Raju – 2/58)

** Image credits to Evening Standard

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