Sachin Tendulkar – 165 against England in Chennai in 1993

Sachin Tendulkar - 165 against England in Chennai in 1993

England tour of India 1993, Three Match Test Series, Second Test Match

Playing in only his 23rd Test match for India, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar compiled his maiden 150 plus score in this format. He had scored 165 runs from 296 deliveries against England in Chennai which includes 24 fours and a six.

Young Sachin Tendulkar got support from the experienced players to help India get to a grand total. Sachin was first involved in a 147-run stand with Sidhu for the third wicket. And followed it up with 118-run partnership for the fifth wicket along with Pravin Amre. Besides Sachin Tendulkar’s 165, Navjot Singh Sidhu (106) scored a century and Vinod Kambli (59), Pravin Amre (78) and Kapil Dev (66*) all scored half centuries to help India declare their first innings with 560 for 6 on the board.

Indian spinners (Venkatapathy Raju, Rajesh Chauhan and Anil Kumble) then took charge to bowl out England twice in the match to earn India a massive victory by a margin of ‘innings and 22 runs’. Anil Kumble picked up a six wicket haul in England’s second innings, his second 6-wkt haul in Tests.

Sachin Tendulkar received the ‘Player of the Match’ Award in this game for his 165 runs. This was his second ‘Player of the Match’ award in Tests. And this Test match was also his second Test match against England. Coincidentally, Sachin’s first ‘Player of the Match’ award in Tests was also against the same opposition, England – for scores of 68 & 119* in Manchester in 1990.

Number behind the Sachin’s 165 and the Test series:

  • 165 by Sachin Tendulkar in this Test was his highest score then. His Previous best score in Tests was an unbeaten 148* which he scored against Australia in Sydney in 1992.
  • 165 – Fifth century for Sachin Tendulkar in the longest format of the game is also his first ever 150 plus score in his International career.
  • This is the first Test match for Sachin Tendulkar at the Chepauk Stadium and he scored a century. He scored 5 Test centuries at this venue, most Test 100s scored by him at a single venue.
  • India whitewashed England in this three Test match series by 3 – 0, the first ever Test series whitewash for England in India

Brief Scores:

India – 560/6 decl (Sachin Tendulkar – 165, Navjot Singh Sidhu – 106, Paul Jarvis – 2/72, Ian Salisbury – 2/142) beat England – 286 all out (Neil Fairbrother – 83, Alec Stewart – 74, Venkatapathy Raju – 4/103, Rajesh Chauhan – 3/69) & 252 all out (Chris Lewis – 117, Robin Smith – 56, Anil Kumble – 6/64, Kapil Dev – 2/36) by an innings and 22 runs

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