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WHY SACHIN TENDULKAR IS A MATCH WINNER ?

What do u mean by a match winner...? Hitting 6s and 4s towards the end of the innings and scoring over 7 runs per over and chasing a target? Surely it is match winning. If a batsman does well in the first innings and set a huge target.. or Creating a strong platform in the second innings... isn't it a match winning effort...? Isn't he a match winner...? Yea!! to some extent...! Right...?! So Sachin is not a good match winner... right? Chasing the target is match winning... am i correct?! now, lets talk about ODIs. Please check these statistics...

CHASING THE TARGET -THE REAL THING!

PLAYER
Match
RUN
HS
AVG
100
50
Sachin
236
8720
175
42.33
17
52
Dravid
171
4687
109*
35.24
3
35
Ponting
160
5074
126
38.42
8
32
B. Lara
162
5425
153
42.71
9
28


IN TOURNAMENT FINALS

PLAYER
Match
RUN
HS
AVG
100
50
Sachin
40
1851
138
54.54
6
10
Dravid
24
729
103*
34.71
1
3
Ponting
41
1345
140*
38.42
2
7
B. Lara
19
507
153
28.16
1
2


Highest number of Man of the Match awards...!

62

Is it the award for the worst player in a match?!!

No, it is for the best player! right...?!

Then, some one please tell me the definition of best player in a match...?!!


Sachin Tendulkar's scores in some tournament finals

Season
Tournament
Against
Venue
Runs
Balls
Strike Rate
1997-98
Coca Cola Cup
Aus
Sharjah
134
131
102.29
1997-98
Singer-Akai Cup
SL
Colombo
128
131
97.71
1998-99
Champions Trophy
Zim
Sharjah
124*
92
134.78
2007-08
CB tri-series
Aus
Sydney
117*
120
97.50
1997-98
Coca Cola Cup
Kenya
Kolkata
100*
103
97.09
2007-08
CB tri-series
Aus
Aus
91
120
76.3
2008-10
Compaq Cup
SL
Colombo
138
133
103.75
1997-98
Independence Cup
Pak
Dhaka
95
78
121.79
1996-97
Titan Cup
SA
Mumbai
67
88
76.14
1994-95
Wills World Series
WI
Kolkata
66
68
97.06
1990-91
Asia Cup
SL
Kolkata
53
70
75.71

Leading run getter in Oneday Internationals. Hit maximum number of Centuries in Oneday Internationals


Man of the match in WC 2011 Semi final. and top scorer in 2011 WC semifinal, second best 2011 WC Quarter final.


Sachin is the leading run getter in TWO world cups, 1996 and 2003 and Second best in 2011 WC.


Out of his 49 tons in ODI, 17 were while chasing and and 32 were in 1st inn.


He is the only batsman in the world to complete 10000 runs in the matches in which the team have won.


The most interesting fact is that Sachin has scored 49 hundreds, and out of these tons, 33 hundreds came as matchwinning hundreds. 14 came while batting second... 19 while batting first. which is more than the total no of hundreds scored by the batsman in the second position in the century list.

 

1. Mini worldcup knockout match vs Australia - Wills int cup, third quarter final oct 28 - 1998 -Dhaka
He scored 141 from 128 balls in the first innings and took 4 wickets in Aus inns. 
Match winning effort...?
Has anyone seen a matchwinning effort than this? 141 from 128 balls and 4 wickets! huh?
India lost the very next match against Windies and went out of the series... because sachin was dismissed for 8 in the first inns. huh!! 'ONE MAN ARMY...?!' There were other 10 in the squad...
Check the Scorecard of the match
Tendulkar excelled even himself with a stunning all-round performance. He took the Australian attack apart to score his 19th one-day international century and went on to 141 off 128 balls, with three sixes and 13 fours, a domineering innings awesome in its certainty of touch. - Cricinfo
Mini world cup Sachin tendulkar century
Sachin Tendulkar during his knock of 141 from 128 balls. Image © MSN Cricket.

2. Final qualifying match vs Australia - Sharjah Cup
India then had two targets: 285 to win the match, 254 to qualify on run-rate. 
After a dust storm accounted for four overs, these were revised to 276 and 237. Their success was thanks to a glorious 143 from Tendulkar from 131 balls. 
India lost the match, but achieved their main objective. © John wisden &Co
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Check the youtube video 
Later, a slight edge off his bat was taken by Gilchrist. Neither the bowler, nor the keeper had appealed for it. But sachin was sure that he had an edge and went to pavln, even the umpire was stunned.
He knew that he had done his part.
Sharjah cup semi final sachin tendulkar century
Sachin Tendulkar during his knock of 143 from 131 balls in the 2nd inns. Image © MSN Cricket.

3. Fnal match vs Australia - Sharjah Cup 1998
It was the final match of the sharjah cup in 1998. With the help of Sachin's 143 knock, India qualified for the final. Tendulkar celebrated his 25th birthday by hitting a second successive century, his 15th in one-day internationals. Hit 134 runs from 131 balls, and chased the target of 272 runs set by Australia.
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Check the youtube video
Sharjah cup final 1998
Sachin Tendulkar with Shane warne, after winning the cup. Image © MSN Cricket.

4. Hero Cup Semi final vs S.Africa 1993
Magic with ball...in the last over South Africa needed 6 and sachin gave only 3.
Match winning??? 
Check the Score card of the match 
"There have been lots of one-dayers that have been quite memorable. Like the Hero Cup semi-final against South Africa in 1993 when I bowled the last over. That's very strong in my memory. Then there were matches in Sharjah and the World Cup (2003) match against Pakistan. There have been quite a few like this and it's been a wonderful experience." -Sachin said to cricinfo.

5. India vs Australia, Pepsi Cup 1998, April 1 at Kochi, Kerala
The first International match in the Kochi stadium. Sachin took 5 wickets for 32 runs from 10 overs in Australian Innings.
M. Bevan, S. Waugh, D. Lehman, T. Moody, D. Martyn... 
very small wickets...?
Was that a match winning effort...? 
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Kaloor stadium kochi sachin's favorite bowling ground
Second biggest stadium in India, Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala, Sachin's favorite bowling ground.

6. India vs Pakistan, First ODI April 02, 2005 at Kochi, Kerala
I saw the match at the stadium. we all were feared about defeat because it is a batsmen's paradise and india had only 288. avg score in kochi is 306. and sachin got 5 wickets again in that ground. wickets of afridi,inzamam,mhd hafeez again small wickets...?
small contribution?!
Fact about Javaharlal Nehru International stadium at Ernakulam,Kerala (KOCHI): A match without the presence of sachin results in about 25,000 empty seats.
(Sachin played here against AUS,SA,PAK and again AUS)
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Sachin tendulkar 5 wickets at Kochi

7. World cup 2003 match vs Pakistan
This was a match Tendulkar said he was compelled to live a year in advance. Everywhere he went, people reminded him about the 1st of March, the fixture against Pakistan. Consequently he did not sleep properly for 12 nights leading up. 
India had never successfully chased more than 222 in a World Cup match before Saturday. But gritting his teeth through a shooting pain in his left leg, the world's best batsman scored a scintillating 98, as India chased down a victory target of 274 with majestic ease in 45.4 overs. Sachin Tendulkar was the match-winner once more as India sailed through to the Super Sixes. - cricinfo
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Sachin six off akthar wc 2003
Sachin's Six off Shoaib Akthar in the worldcup match, during his 98 from 75 © cricinfo


8. India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Vadodara, January 31, 2007

Came to crease in the 25th over scored 76 ball hundred. very small contribution. Right...?

That was the only 100 for sachin in 2007. Sachin played Seven 90+ innings that year.

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Sachin 100 fom 76
Sachin during his fast hundred, 100 from 76 © AFP, cricinfo

9. CB Series First of three finals vs Australia, Sydney

Going into the first final of the CB Series, Tendulkar has not achieved many things: an ODI century in Australia, a century in 37 innings, a chase-winning century since 2001, a century in any chase since March 2004. In a 235-minute masterclass, he washes it all away, scoring 117 off 120 balls and leading India to the 240-run target on a difficult wicket just about solo. He dominates in the initial overs, shepherds the tentative middle order, and stays unbeaten to see the side home.

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Sachin cb series final

10. Hyderabad ODI vs Australia, 2009

Nobody does solos better than Sachin Tendulkar, nor, perhaps, has anyone endured as much heartbreak during those solos. It was India of the 90s all over again: Tendulkar almost chased 351 on his own but, with the target in sight, he got out and the rest choked, falling short by three runs with two balls still to go. In Chennai in 1998-99, Tendulkar, having played an innings as incredible as this, left the last three wickets 17 to get; tonight he left them 19 off 17. -cricinfo
sachin didnt get support from his team mates. only Suresh Raina helped sachin a bit with his half century.

India lost the match! So he is not a matchwinner...! right? LOL!

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You will get hundreds of videos in youtube. just search with the key word 'sachin 175'

Sachin 175 vs Aus
Sachin Tendulkar fell awfully close to pulling off an incredible chase on his own. 175 from 141 while chasing 351 © Getty Images, cricinfo

11. Third ODI vs Newzealand, Played at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
An Unbeaten 163 runs from 133 in the first innings. India scored 392 in 50 overs. In the fives overs before Sachin Tendulkar had to retire hurt, he had scored 34 runs. India were in the 45th over of their innings and had Tendulkar batted on there was every chance he would have become the first double-centurion in ODI cricket. He needed 37 more at that point and if physically possible, Tendulkar would have tried his best. 
A last word on the quality of the knock should go the captain who was at the receiving end. "I can hardly remember a shot that didn't come out of the middle," McCullum said. "There were times as well that he played with half a blade and hit in areas that he precisely wanted to. I don't think I have seen too many better innings, in any form of the game." - NZ captain McCullum Said.

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Check the youtube Video
Sachin 163 vs Newzeland

12. Second Oneday internation vs S.Africa feb. 24, 2010 at Gwalior

Nothing more to say... Sachin became the only batsman in the history of Oneday Internations to hit a double century! 200* from 147 balls.

Tendulkar's innings was a perfect lesson in pacing an innings. He got into his groove almost from the start - the most dot balls he played in a row was four, at the very beginning of his innings, when he didn't score from Dale Steyn's first over.
Records in that match
1) 46th ODI hundred.
2) Highest ODI score.
3) First double century in the 40 year history of one day internationals.
4) Maximum number of boundaries in a single innings.
5) Fastest double century in any international match.
6) Maximum number of 150 plus scores.
7) Maximum runs scored by a batsman against South Africa.
8) Maximum number of centuries scored against South Africa.

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Legends' comments on the 200* innings -Cricinfo collection

You will get hundreds of videos in youtube. just search sachin 200.

Sachin tendulkar oneday 200

13. Second ODI vs Pakistan, Played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan.
Chasing 329, Sachin scored 141 fom 135 balls. 
Indian lost that match for 12 runs! 
No other batsman in Indian batting line scored atleast a fifty. The highest score after Sachin's 141 was 37 extras!
Was that a matchwinning effort? What do you expect from a batsman playing inthe 2nd postion in batting line up? 

Check the score card of the match
SAchin 100 in Pak

Now let us have a look at the matchwinning efforts in Test matches


1. 1999 Chennai Test vs Pakistan

Sachin scored a match winning 136 in the fourth innings. The only other batsman supported him was Nayan Mongia with 52 runs. The next highest scorer was EXTRAS.

Sachin with severe BACK PAIN was executing his shots firmly and played this innings by putting a bag of ice cubes on his back, and had pain killers...

Sachin wanted to finish the match as soon as possible so he attempted a huge shot over mid on.

When sachin was dismissed India needed 16 runs, with 3 wickets remaining. BUT lost that match for 12 runs...

Chennai 1999

2. Sydney Test 2004

Sachin's 241 not out and 60 not out in the Sydney Test went in vain. On the contrary, the 233 and 70 not out by Dravid won India a historic Test.
The fault was not Sachin's just that India could not find an Agarkar who could take six brilliant wickets in the second innings in that test. No one is praising agarkar for that victory... strange...?

Sydney 2004

3. 1990 Aug 9-14, Manchester Test match vs england.

The target was 408 in the last day.

He scored an unbeaten 119 and saved the match for India.

Check the score card - http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63535.html

At 17 years and 112 days, he became the youngest player to score a Test hundred, More significantly, after several of his colleagues had fallen to reckless strokes, Tendulkar held the England attack at bay with a disciplined display of immense maturity. 
Tendulkar remained undefeated on 119, having batted for 224 minutes and hit seventeen fours. He looked the embodiment of India's famous opener, Gavaskar, and indeed was wearing a pair of his pads. While he displayed a full repertoire of strokes in compiling his maiden Test hundred, most remarkable were his off-side shots from the back foot. Though only 5ft 5in tall, he was still able to control without difficulty short deliveries from the English paceman.

Sachin - First test hundred


4. South Africa vs India at Centurian. 2010-11

India- First Innings- all out for 136. Highest scorer Sachin 36.
South Africa scored 620 and got a huge first innings lead of 484.

3rd Innings- India 459 allout! and South Africa won by an innings and 25 runs!
SACHIN NOT OUT ON 111 in that 3rd innings! 
Sachin was unbeaten on 111 when the 11th batsman was dismissed! Where were the so called match savers and match winners?

 

Sachin centurian hundred
South Africa could not find a way past Sachin Tendulkar but that did not deny them victory, South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day, December 20, 2010

5. 2008 Chennai Test vs England

The 4th innings target was 387 in the 5th day he scored an unbeaten 103 and in dia won the match.

There could be no better figure than Sachin Tendulkar to mastermind the uplifting success with a century of such serenity that he made the pressure-cooker environment seem like an afternoon in the park.
The presence of Tendulkar was vital. He remained entrenched and massively focused after overcoming a testing start against Flintoff, who was the only pace bowler Kevin Pietersen could rely on for control, and ensured Yuvraj focused on his batting. He manoeuvred the spinners with great skill and Pietersen was always a few deliveries late with his field changes. The England captain will learn with time, but his team's tactics had been strangely negative since lunch yesterday, although Sehwag's innings clearly impacted their mindset on the final day. -Cricinfo

Sachin winning chennai test 2008

6. 1992 Perth Test vs Australia

Sachin scored 114 facing 161 balls. No other Indian batsmen faced atleat 100 balls.
India's bedrock was a captivating 114 from Tendulkar from 161 balls with 16 fours, the bulk of them square cuts. He came in at 69 for two and was ninth out at 240, after 228 minutes, and a record ninth-wicket stand for India against Australia, of 81, with More.Kiran More was the second highest scorer with 43.


7. Second Test SA vs India at Cape town 1997

Sachin scored 169 runs in the Indian Innings.
Tendulkar kept going to save India from following on and was last out, after nearly six hours, to an outstanding catch by Bacher at deep mid wicket. India were 58 for five when Tendulkar and Azharuddin came together.

 
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