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Sachin Tendulkar's all international hundreds from 1 to 100

Century No. 1: 119* vs England, Manchester 1990
The journey that would see him leave all contemporaries far behind started in England at Old Trafford. Sachin's first international ton was instrumental in India drawing a Test against England and preventing defeat.
Century No. 2: 148* vs Australia, Sydney 1992
By the time India toured Australia in 1991-92, Sachin was already talked of as a teen prodigy. He confirmed it by scoring a big hundred at the SCG. This was also the first time that he came face-to-face with Shane Warne.
Century No. 3: 114 vs Australia, Perth 1992
In the fifth and final Test, the fact that Sachin was a special batsman was confirmed. The hundred that he scored at Perth is still considered amongst Sachin's finest ones. On the world's fastest track, he handled the Aussies' pace with aplomb. The next highest score after Sachin's was 43 by No.10 Kiran More
Century No. 4: 111 vs South Africa, Johannesburg 1992
India were the first team to tour South Africa after their re-admission to world cricket, and in the second Test, Sachin scored his first ton against the Proteas. He also crossed 1000 Test runs during this innings.
Century No. 5: 165 vs England, Chennai 1993
After four Test tons in the first three years of his career, Sachin scored his first home century against England at what would prove to be a favoured ground - Chennai. His was the highest score in an innings win for India.
Century No. 6: 104* vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1993
A century that contributed to the team winning abroad. Sachin's 6th ton was his first in Sri Lanka and special because of India's win. The win ensured that India won the series.
Century No. 7: 142 vs Sri Lanka, Lucknow 1994
Sachin's liking for the Sri Lankan attack continued when they toured India a few months later, with another ton being smashed. This too was a match that India won by an innings and once again Sachin was the highest scorer.
Century No. 8: 110 vs Australia, Colombo 1994
Sachin had already scored 7 Test centuries, but he took a long time to score his first ODI hundred. However, it was always going to be a question of 'when' and not 'if' he would score it, and when it did come, it was against the opponents he would love most in the future - Australia.
Century No. 9: 115 vs New Zealand, Vadodara 1994
Once he had scored his first ODI ton, it was like the opening of flood-gates. The next one followed just over a month later. The team to suffer this time were New Zealand.
Century No. 10: 105 vs West Indies, Jaipur 1994
His third ODI ton came barely 2 weeks after his second, and helped India seal a 4-1 series win against West Indies. The series had been a good one for Sachin, and he was the man-of-the-series.
Century No. 11: 179 vs West Indies, Nagpur 1994
Three weeks after his first ODI ton against West Indies, Sachin scored his first ever Test ton against them. The 179 he scored was by far the highest in the match. It was also a personal best for Tendulkar and would remain his highest Test score for quite a while.
Century No. 12: 112* vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah 1995
Sharjah was to be another favoured ground, and his 4th ODI hundred was his first at the desert venue. It helped India crush Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in a league match of the Asia Cup.
Century No. 13: 127* vs Kenya, Cuttack 1996
Sachin started the 1996 World Cup with a bang, getting to a century against Kenya in a big win for India. It was a good start to the campaign for both Sachin and India.
Century No. 14: 137 vs Sri Lanka, Delhi 1996
He continued his good form in the World Cup with his then-highest ODI score against Sri Lanka. However, India lost the match with Sanath Jayasuriya smashing Manoj Prabhakar all over, winning the match and effectively ending Prabhakar's career.

Century No. 15: 100 vs Pakistan, Singapore 1996
Sachin's first international hundred against Pakistan followed soon after the World Cup in a tournament in the Padang stadium at Singapore. However, this too came in a losing cause with the rest of the team crumbling.
Century No. 16: 118 vs Pakistan, Sharjah 1996
That was soon rectified when India met Pakistan in the same month in a different tournament. Tendulkar and Siddhu both hit tons as India crossed 300 for the first time in an ODI and won against Pakistan at Sharjah.
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Century No. 17: 122 vs England, Birmingham 1996
Test century No.9 was a masterpiece. It came in the 3rd innings of the first Test of India's tour to England in mid-1996, with no other Indian crossing 20. Inevitably, India lost, but Tendulkar was in a class of his own.
Century No. 18: 177 vs England, Nottingham 1996
In the third Test of the same series, Tendulkar hit his 10th Test hundred. This was the match immediately after the debuts of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, with Ganguly getting a second successive ton and Dravid a second successive half-century.
Century No. 19: 110 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1996
After the England tour, Tendulkar was made captain. His first match as captain was typical Tendulkar. He scored a fine hundred, but once again the team collapsed around him and he was unable to prevent defeat.
Century No. 20: 114 vs South Africa, Mumbai 1996
The Mohinder Amarnath benefit match towards the end of the year saw Tendulkar tear into a tired South African attack to notch up ODI century No.10 and help India end the year on a winning note. This also meant Tendulkar would end 1996 as the year's highest ODI scorer.
Century No. 21: 169 vs South Africa, Cape Town 1997
This was the Test in which Tendulkar shared a 222-run stand with Azhar in just 40 overs. People still talk of this innings with awe, and the only reason it ended was because Adam Bacher pulled off a stunning one-handed, diving backwards catch. It couldn't prevent defeat for India, but gave them something to cheer in an otherwise lacklustre tour.
Century No. 22: 104 vs Zimbabwe, Benoni 1997
In the ODI tri-series that followed the Tests against South Africa, India needed to win big against Zimbabwe to enter the finals. Tendulkar duly obliged with a quick-fire hundred that set up the chase, ensuring India won with enough to qualify on Net Run Rate.
Century No. 23: 117 v New Zealand, Bangalore 1997
Tendulkar started the Independence Cup (to celebrate the golden jubilee of India's independence) in fine fashion, slamming his 12th ODI ton in an easy win for India against New Zealand. Tendulkar memorably took apart the big Kiwi bowler Heath Davis during this knock.
Century No. 24: 143 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1997
On a batting paradise, India batted first and three centuries were scored by the tourists - by Siddhu, Azharuddin and Tendulkar. However, subsequently, Sri Lanka batted on and on, piling up a world record 952/6, which is still the highest Test score by a team. Inevitably, the match was drawn.
Century No. 25: 139 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1997
The next match had a better pitch than the previous one, but it still didn't produce a result. It did, however, give Tendulkar a second successive ton. He and Ganguly (who also scored a century) were involved in a 150-run stand together.
Century No. 26: 148 vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai 1997
The year had not been wholly happy for Tendulkar with the captaincy pressures, but it brought some cheer towards the end with another hundred against Sri Lanka. It came in the 3rd match of a rather dull 0-0 drawn series.
Century No. 27: 155* vs Australia, Chennai 1998
Freed of the captaincy shackles, Tendulkar seized control of the first India-Australia Test with a masterful ton, in which Shane Warne was neutralized. Coming in at what was effectively 44/2 due to Australia's first innings lead, Tendulkar played a chanceless knock to put India on the road to victory.
Century No. 28: 177 vs Australia, Bangalore 1998
The Australian attack continued to suffer Tendulkar's blade with a big ton coming in the third Test of the series as well. A second innings collapse, saw India lose the Test, but this was a dead rubber, with the series already won. Tendulkar had scored a whopping 446 runs in the series, more than 100 clear of the second placed Siddhu
Century No. 29: 100 vs Australia, Kanpur 1998
In the ODI tri-series that followed after the Tests, Tendulkar slammed his 13th ODI century - and his fastest till then - against the team that was rapidly becoming his favourite opponent, Australia.
Century No. 30: 143 vs Australia, Sharjah 1998
This was the innings that catapulted Tendulkar into national consciousness like no other before it. ODI hundred number 14 was scored in the face of a sandstorm and took India to the finals on an unforgettable night in Sharjah. India had lost the match to Australia, but it felt no less than a victory.
Century No. 31: 134 vs Australia, Sharjah 1998
Two days later, the final of the tournament was held. It also happened to be Tendulkar's 25th birthday, and he treated the nation to a trophy triumph on the occasion. He smashed another century, scoring back-to-back tons in ODIs for the first time - on the way to lifting the trophy.
Century No. 32: 100* vs Kenya, Kolkata 1998
Tendulkar was unstoppable in 1998, and seemed able to score hundreds at will. A month after his Sharjah heroics, he scored yet another hundred in a final. the opponents were the hapless Kenya, and Tendulkar's hundred ensured a smooth win for India.
Century No. 33: 128 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1998
With another final coming, could a Tendulkar century be far away? In the final of the Sri Lankan Independence Cup, Tendulkar went past 7000 ODI runs and shared a record opening stand with Ganguly on his way to ODI century no. 17, drawing level with Desmond Haynes, who held the record then.
Century No. 34: 127* vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo 1998
Two months later, Tendulkar had raced to his 18th ODI ton to pull clear off Haynes. Since then, he has been unchallenged at the top of the century makers list in ODIs. The match was against Zimbabwe, and India won at a canter, thanks to his ton.
Century No. 35: 141 vs Australia, Dhaka 1998
This was Tendulkar's finest all-round performance. He smashed a huge hundred against his favourite opponent, Australia, and then grabbed 4/38 and a catch for good measure as India romped to victory. The tournament was the mini-World Cup (the Champions Trophy in its later avatar), and the win meant India progressed to the semi-finals.
Century No. 36: 118* vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah 1998
The year was ending with another tournament in Sharjah, and Tendulkar duly smashed another hundred there - his 20th in ODIs. This was a league match against Zimbabwe in a tri-nation series.
Century No. 37: 124* vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah 1998
In the final league match of the tri-nation tournament, Henry Olonga of Zimbabwe had surprised Tendulkar with a short delivery, getting him to fend at it and dismissing him. In the final, Tendulkar was ready for Olonga. He smashed 124 not out off just 92 balls, leading a 10-wicket rout, with Zimbabwe's 196 achieved in just 30 overs. It also saw Tendulkar end the year with 1894 ODI runs - which remains a record.
Century No. 38: 113 vs New Zealand, Wellington 1998
The year 1998 was a golden one for Tendulkar. India didn't play many Tests, but he ended it as he had started it: with a century. The opponents were New Zealand and Tendulkar's ton gave India a fighting chance, which they could not take and succumbed to defeat.
Century No. 39: 136 vs Pakistan, Chennai 1999
Possibly the most heart-breaking of Tendulkar's hundreds. It was a master-piece, made while battling a bad back, but when he fell 17 short of the target in the fourth innings, the team folded and India lost by 12 runs to Pakistan.
Century No. 40: 124* vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1999
Sachin's 19th Test century came on another featherbed in Sri Lanka, with another drawn Test. This was part of the short-lived Asian Test championship, and wasn't among the more memorable hundreds he had scored.
Century No. 41: 140* vs Kenya, Bristol 1999
The 22nd ODI ton was an emotionally charged one, even though it came against Kenya. It was the 1999 World Cup, and Sachin was returning just 2 days after having done the last rites for his father, who had passed away.
Century No. 42: 120 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 1999
After India's disappointing World Cup, Tendulkar was re-appointed captain. His 23rd ODI ton came against a Sri Lankan team that was a far cry from the slick outfit of 2 years ago, and helped India avenge some of their earlier defeats against their neighbours.

Century No. 43: 126* vs New Zealand, Mohali 1999
On a green Mohali pitch, India had been shot out for 83 in the first innings. Tendulkar then scored his 20th Test ton, while Rahul Dravid also got a century as India replied with a strong 505/3 to force a draw in the match.
Century No. 44: 217 vs New Zealand, Ahmedabad 1999
Just like his first ODI century had taken time, Sachin took a while to get to his first double century in Tests. However, no one doubted he would get there, and he did it in the third Test of the series against New Zealand.
Century No. 45: 186* vs New Zealand, Hyderabad 1999
Just over a week after his maiden Test double ton, he smashed an Indian record 186* in an ODI. This also came against New Zealand in the limited-overs series that followed the Tests. In the space of 10 days, Tendulkar had posted new high scores in both Tests and ODIs.
Century No. 46: 116 vs Australia, Melbourne 1999
The captaincy never sat heavier on Tendulkar than when India toured Australia in 1999-2000, though he was one of the few bright spots of India's dismal performance. Test hundred No. 22 was a beautifully crafted one, but almost inevitably it was a solo effort in a losing cause for the team.
Century No. 47: 122 vs South Africa, Vadodara 2000
Tendulkar had given up the captaincy by now, and ODI hundred No. 25 helped India win a high scoring ODI against South Africa, and take an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the ODI series that followed South Africa's Test series win in India.
Century No. 48: 101 vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah 2000
Sachin's 26th ODI hundred was possibly one of his least inspiring ones. It came in Sharjah, in a match that didn't see any great performances from India. Winners Sri Lanka too didn't have any outstanding performer, but played better as a team.
Century No. 49: 122 vs Zimbabwe, Delhi 2000
Tendulkar scored a century while Dravid got to his first double ton, as Ganguly made a bold declaration with India only 36 runs ahead. The bowlers responded and India won by 7 wickets.
Century No. 50: 201* vs Zimbabwe, Nagpur 2000
In the next Test, Tendulkar and Dravid switched roles with Tendulkar scoring a double hundred. This was his 50th international hundred. The batting beauty, however, meant that the Test ended in a draw.
Century No. 51: 146 vs Zimbabwe, Jodhpur 2000
In the ODI series that followed the Tests, India took a 2-0 lead and looked set to wrap it up in the 3rd ODI following Tendulkar's big ton (his 27th in ODIs). However, a team effort from Zimbabwe saw them sneak home and keep the series alive
Century No. 52: 126 vs Australia, Chennai 2001
Test century No. 25 was among the most important ones of Sachin's career. It helped India win a nail-biting Test against Australia at Chennai to cap the greatest comeback of all time after the famous follow-on victory in the second Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Century No. 53: 139 vs Australia, Indore 2001
ODI hundred no. 28 not only brought a huge win for India, but also marked the innings in which Tendulkar became the first man to cross 10,000 runs in ODIs. The opponents were Australia, the series was the one that followed the classic Test series.
Century No. 54: 122* vs West Indies, Harare 2001
The tri-series in Zimbabwe in the middle of the year was a good one, batting-wise for Tendulkar. In four league matches, he was dismissed only once and ended the league phase with an unbeaten ton to guide India to a comfortable win against West Indies.
Century No. 55: 101 vs South Africa, Johannesburg 2001
Both Tendulkar and Ganguly scored hundreds in the opening match of the Standard Bank triangular series, but the middle-order couldn't capitalize and Gary Kirsten then smashed the third ton in the match by an opener to guide South Africa to victory.
Century No. 56: 146 vs Kenya, Paarl 2001
Later on in the same tournament, both Ganguly and Tendulkar hit hundreds yet again - this time against Kenya - and led the Indian team to a mammoth 186-run win. They also broke their own record for the highest first-wicket stand with a 258-run partnership.
Century No. 57: 155 vs South Africa, Bloemfontein 2001
This was the match in which Virender Sehwag made his Test debut. Both he and Tendulkar scored centuries and shared a thrilling stand, but could not prevent defeat for India.
Century No. 58: 103 vs England, Ahmedabad 2001
Tendulkar countered Nasser Hussain's negative line and tactics with Test century No. 27 in India's reply to England's first innings 407. It helped India stay afloat in the Test that eventually ended in a draw
Century No. 59: 176 vs Zimbabwe, Nagpur 2002
When Zimbabwe returned to tour India in 2002, there were no repeat of the heroics of 2000 where they had fought hard. Tendulkar's 176 was the highest of three hundreds for India in an innings win.
Century No. 60: 117 vs West Indies, Port of Spain 2002
He drew level with Sir Donald Bradman on 29 Test hundreds with a fine innings that set up victory for India in Port of Spain. With better support around him, Tendulkar's centuries were no longer solo efforts and started leading to more wins for India.
Century No. 61: 105* vs England, Chester-le-Street 2002
Batting at Number 4, Tendulkar hit his 32nd ODI century in the Natwest series of 2002, but rain prevented India from winning after they had put up a good score.
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Century No. 62: 113 vs Sri Lanka, Bristol 2002
A week later in the same tournament, Tendulkar scored another century from No. 4, and this time rain didn't deny India as they cantered to a win against Sri Lanka.
Century No. 63: 193 vs England, Leeds 2002
Dravid, Ganguly and Tendulkar all scored hundreds in a famous Indian win at Leeds in what was Tendulkar's 99th Test match. The win helped India level the series 1-1 against England, continuing the Indian team's upward trend in overseas matches
Century No. 64: 176 vs West Indies, Kolkata 2002
Tendulkar combined with VVS Laxman to steer India to safety from a precarious position and ensure a draw during Test century no. 31. This was the third Test of a three-match series against West Indies.
Century No. 65: 152 vs Namibia, Pietermaritzburg 2003
This was Tendulkar's only century in the 2003 World Cup - a tournament he dominated with the bat. It came against the hapless Namibians with Tendulkar taking full toll of the weak bowling.
Century No. 66: 100 vs Australia, Gwalior 2003
Tendulkar and Laxman combined against their favourite team - Australia - to take India to victory in a league match of the TVS Cup. Both of them hit hundreds, with Tendulkar's being his 35th ODI hundred.
Century No. 67: 102 vs New Zealand, Hyderabad 2003
In the same tournament, Tendulkar combined with Sehwag this time with the opponents being New Zealand. Both smashed centuries to give India the win that would put them in the final ahead of New Zealand.
Century No. 68: 241* vs Australia, Sydney 2004
Tendulkar had always had good tours of Australia batting-wise, but until the fourth Test of the 2003-04 series, it seemed as if this would be the first barren Australian tour for him. However, he put his poor form behind him to score a monumental 241* in which he eschewed the cover drive completely. This was also Steve Waugh's final Test.
Century No. 69: 141 vs Pakistan, Rawalpindi 2004
The 2nd ODI of India's historic tour to Pakistan in 2004 was a high-scoring one like the first with both teams crossing 300 for the second match in a row, but in spite of Tendulkar's brilliant ton, India fell just short.
Century No. 70: 194* vs Pakistan, Multan 2004
Although Sehwag scored a triple ton, this match is almost as much remembered for the declaration that came when Tendulkar was 194*. The controversy was quickly resolved in a one-on-one chat acting captain Rahul Dravid had with Tendulkar, and after India's win, it became a side-issue.
Century No. 71: 248* vs Bangladesh, Dhaka 2004
Tendulkar drew level with Sunil Gavaskar's 34 Test hundreds with his highest Test score of 248* against Bangladesh. Even though the opposition was weak, the fact that not a single other batsman reached a century through the match, marked Tendukar's innings out as above the ordinary.
Century No. 72: 123 vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad 2005
Pakistan visited India a year after India had toured, and the ODI matches followed a similar pattern, with high scoring games being the norm. Tendulkar's 38th ODI ton gave India good total in the 4th ODI, but Pakistan chased it down.
Century No. 73: 109 vs Sri Lanka, Delhi 2005
Almost exactly a year after he had got to Test century No. 34, Tendulkar hit No. 35 against Sri Lanka to pull into the sole leadership position of Test centurions. This put him at the top of the list of both Test and ODI centurions - which he has remained to date.
Century No. 74: 100 vs Pakistan, Peshawar 2006
Both Tendulkar and Salman Butt hit hundreds, but in a close, high-scoring match, Pakistan won via the D/L method when rain intervened. This tour to Pakistan was not as successful for India as their previous one, but the solid performance in the first ODI saw them go on to win the ODI series after losing the Tests.
Century No. 75: 141* vs West Indies, Kuala Lumpur 2006
Tendulkar returned from injury to hit a sparkling ton, to put to rest rumours that he wouldn't be the same after his elbow injury. Somewhat unfairly, West Indies won the match when rain ended their innings after only 20 overs of play, after India put up a good total.
Century No. 76: 100* vs West Indies, Vadodara 2007
Batting at Number 4 again, Tendulkar hit a century off just 76 balls, getting there off the last ball of the innings. India then surged to a massive win by 160 runs, giving them a 3-1 series win over West Indies.
Century No. 77: 101 vs Bangladesh, Chittagong 2007
Test century 36 was a long time coming after a dry spell for Tendulkar in the longer format. The dry spell was due in no small part to injuries, but with this hundred, things started to get back on track, even if the opposition was weak.
Century No. 78: 122* vs Bangladesh, Dhaka 2007
Each of India's top four hit a century in the next Test against Bangladesh and Tendulkar continued his return to form, joining them. He wasn't at his best, but he battled hard to bring up Test ton No. 37.
Century No. 79: 154* vs Australia, Sydney 2008
The Sydney-Gate Test that was made famous by the acrimony that followed it, was lit up by Tendulkar in the first innings. VVS Laxman too had a century to his name as both combined at a ground - SCG - and an opponent - Australia - both were fond of.
Century No. 80: 153 vs Australia, Adelaide 2008
In the final Test of the series, Tendulkar signed off with another superb innings crossing 150 for the second time in the series. One of the most heart-warming features of the series was the way Australian crowds stood as one to applaud Tendulkar on and off the field at every ground.

Century No. 81: 117* vs Australia, Sydney 2008
In the first final of the CB series, Tendulkar laid a few ghosts to rest, guiding India to victory with an unbeaten ton in a tough chase. This gave the team the momentum to win the second final too and end the Australian tour on a happy note.
Century No. 82: 109 vs Australia, Nagpur 2008
This was Sourav Ganguly's final Test, and Tendulkar marked the occasion with Test hundred No. 40, which helped India to a 2-0 win against Australia and started the run towards their Number One rank.
Century No. 83: 103* vs England, Chennai 2008
Probably the most emotional and satisfying of Tendulkar's hundreds, it came weeks after the 26/11 terrorist attacks and brought some smiles back to faces in India. The innings itself was perfect and ended with him getting to his century and India chasing down 387 for victory in the fourth innings
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar (C) slams a ball for six as New Zealand wicketkeeper Grant McGlashan (L) and bowler Jeetan Patel (R) look on as he scores a century against New Zealand during the third one-day international in Christchurch on March 8, 2009.  Batting first, India is 277-3 in the 39th over.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Century No. 84: 163* vs New Zealand, Christchurch 2009
Tendulkar threatened to break the ODI record for the highest score for much of this innings, but had to retire hurt with 5 overs left. It did help India win the match, however.
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after scoring a century during the third day of the first Test match between India and New Zealand at the Seddon Park Stadium in Hamilton on March 20, 2009.  India scored 378 runs for the loss of five wickets.     AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Century No. 85: 160 vs New Zealand, Hamilton 2009
Test century 42 set up a series win for India in New Zealand, with Tendulkar continuing his superb run of rediscovered form. Incidentally, this would be the last time for a while to come, when India started the first Test of a series in such convincing fashion.
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar takes Man of The Series and holds the trophy after victory in the Tri-Nation Championship trophy final One Day International (ODI) match between India and Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 14, 2009.India won by 46 runs.AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI. (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
Century No. 86: 138 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 2009
ODI century 46 came in the finals of the Compaq Cup, which India won thanks to Tendulkar's innings. His stellar tournament with the bat also meant that Tendulkar was the Man of the Series for the tournament.
Century No. 87: 175 vs Australia, Hyderabad 2009
This was a throwback to the nineties, with Tendulkar standing tall amidst Indian batting ruins. He crossed 17000 runs during the knock, and played sublimely before falling with a handful of runs needed. Team India somehow contrived to lose by 3 runs in the end.
Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar (L) and VVS Laxman walk back after the end of play on the fifth day of the first test between India and Sri Lanka at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad on November 20, 2009. The first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw here on Friday. India, trailing by 334 runs on the first innings, were 412-4 in their second knock when the match was called off after the ninth mandatory over on the fifth and final day. Gautam Gambhir made 114 and Sachin Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 100. The second Test of the three-match series starts in Kanpur on Tuesday.   AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Century No. 88: 100* vs Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 2009
Tendulkar celebrated 20 years in the game with an unbeaten ton that helped India draw against Sri Lanka, in a match in which the visitors had racked up 760 in their first innings.
Century No. 89: 105* vs Bangladesh, Chittagong 2010
Bangladesh were a fired up side after Sehwag had called them ordinary, and it needed Tendulkar's calm assurance to guide India to a reasonable total in the first innings, in a match they eventually won. However, victory would have been a lot less assured if Tendulkar hadn't contributed 105* out of 243 in India's first innings.
Century No. 90: 143 vs Bangladesh, Dhaka 2010
Shaken out of their torpor, the Indian team came out with much more intensity in the second Test against Bangladesh. Tendulkar was more dominant too and he was part of a power-packed batting performance that shut Bangladesh out of the Test
Century No. 91: 100 vs South Africa, Nagpur 2010
Dale Steyn breathed fire when South Africa came to India in a battle for the top spot, and though Tendulkar hit a fine hundred, India lost the first Test at Nagpur comprehensively. Tendulkar's 100 in India's second innings was the only score above 40 for India.
Century No. 92: 106 vs South Africa, Kolkata 2010
In the next Test however, Tendulkar scored one of four hundreds for India to help them re-assert their dominance and preserve their unbeaten record. India won the match, levelled the series at 1-1 and retained their newly acquired Number One rank.
Century No. 93: 200* vs South Africa, Gwalior 2010
The ODIs that followed saw Tendulkar push the bounds of possibility even more with the first double-century in an ODI. The record he had been threatening to break was finally broken and there was no one more fitting to be the first man to 200. From start to finish, it had been an innings where Tendulkar was in supreme control.
Century No. 94: 203 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 2010
India had lost the first Test against Sri Lanka on their tour and in the second, Sri Lanka had piled up 642/4 declared. That was when Tendulkar scored his 48th Test hundred while sharing a stand with Raina who scored a ton on debut, to steer India to safety and a draw.
Century No. 95: 214 vs Australia, Bangalore 2010
Tendulkar made it a hat-trick of international double hundreds, with a superb effort against Australia in the second and final Test of the series. It had been a series that was decided on the thinnest of margins till the end, and Tendulkar made the most sizeable contribution towards ensuring an Indian win.
Century No. 96: 111* vs South Africa, Centurion 2010
Tendulkar scaled the summit of 50 Test hundreds when India toured South Africa, and though he couldn't save the game, India had made a statement by climbing out of a hole after being shot out for 136 in their first innings.
Century No. 97: 146 vs South Africa, Cape Town 2011
In the third Test of the series, Tendulkar and Steyn waged a battle for the ages. Steyn controlled the ball as if on a string, while Tendulkar brought all of his skill into play to survive. And survive he did, and went on to score his 51st Test hundred. The match ended in a draw with the series shared - a fitting result.
Century No. 98: 120 vs England, Bangalore 2011
In the 2011 World Cup, Tendulkar scored a brilliantly paced hundred against England in India's second match. He was later matched and surpassed by Andrew Strauss as the match ended in a thrilling tie
Century No. 99: 111 vs South Africa, Nagpur 2011
India lost only one match in the 2011 World Cup, but that was also a close defeat, with Tendulkar's 48th ODI century (and 99th international one) setting a good platform. A spectacular collapse negated the platform, while South Africa got over the line in the last over of the match.

Century No. 100: 114 v Bangladesh, Dhaka 2012
Sachin Tendulkar made his fans wait more than a year for his 100th hundred, but when it came it was a special event.