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Check out Tendulkar's 50 Test centuries

December 19, 2010 20:47 IST

It was a century that the entire nation was eagerly awaiting for.

-Scorecard

India's greatest batsman ever Sachin Tendulkar ensured his fans had a Super Sunday as he completed a historic 50th Test century against South Africa on day four of the first Test at the Centurion on Sunday.

The moment Sachin found a gap through the extra cover region to push a Dale Steyn delivery for a single, the entire stadium stood up to salute one of the true legends of the game.

It is Sachin's 175th Test match --- most by any player in the history of the game. It took him four Test matches to reach the milestone after having scored his 49th against Australia in October this year.

He played 197 deliveries and 258 minutes to reach the milestone. He hit 12 boundaries and a big six over long-off with left-arm spinner Paul Harris being the sufferer. This is his seventh century in the year 2010.

With his innings, Tendulkar has extended his record for most hundreds (28) overseas.

With 14,506 runs at an average of 56.88 in 175 Tests (most appearances in the longer format of the game), Tendulkar also holds the record for most runs in Test cricket. In ODIs, he aggregates 17,598 in 442 matches at an average of 45.12.

Here's a look at Sachin Tendulkar's 50 centuries in Test cricket:

Date

Against

Venue

Runs

9/08/1990

England

Old Trafford, Manchester

119*

2/01/1992

Australia

SCG, Sydney

148*

1/02/1992

Australia

WACA, Perth

114

26/11/1992

South Africa

Wanderers, Johannesburg

111

11/02/1993

England

MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai 

165

27/07/1993

Sri Lanka

Colombo (SSC)

104*

18/01/1994

Sri Lanka

KD Singh Stadium, Lucknow

142

1/12/1994

West Indies

VCA stadium, Nagpur

179

6/06/1996

England

Edgbaston, Birmingham

122

4/07/1996

England

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

177

2/01/1997

South Africa

Newlands, Cape Town

169

2/08/1997

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

143

9/08/1997

Sri Lanka

Colombo (SSC)

139

3/12/1997

Sri Lanka

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

148

6/03/1998

Australia

MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai 

155*

25/03/1998

Australia

Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

177

26/12/1998

New Zealand

Basin Reserve, Wellington

113

28/01/1999

Pakistan

MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai

136

24/02/1999

Sri Lanka

Colombo (SSC)

124*

10/10/1999

New Zealand

PCA stadium, Mohali

126*

29/10/1999

New Zealand

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 

217

26/12/1999

Australia

MCG, Melbourne

116

18/11/2000

Zimbabwe

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 

122

25/11/2000

Zimbabwe

VCA stadium, Nagpur

201*

18/03/2001

Australia

MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai

126

3/11/2001

South Africa

OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein

155

11/12/2001

England

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

103

21/02/2002

Zimbabwe

VCA stadium, Nagpur

176

19/04/2002

West Indies

Queen's Park stadium, Port of Spain

117

22/08/2002

England

Headingley, Leeds

193

30/10/2002

West Indies

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

176

2/01/2004

Australia

SCG, Sydney

241*

28/03/2004

Pakistan

Multan Cricket Stadium

194*

10/12/2004

Bangladesh

Bangabandhu Stadium, Dhaka

248*

10/12/2005

Sri Lanka

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

109

18/05/2007

Bangladesh

Zohur Ahmed Stadium, Chittagong

101

25/05/2007

Bangladesh

Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka

122*

2/01/2008

Australia

SCG, Sydney

154*

24/01/2008

Australia

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 

153

5/11/2008

Australia

VCA stadium, Nagpur

109

11/12/2008

England

MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai

103*

18/03/2009

New Zealand

Seddon Park, Hamilton

160

16/11/2009

Sri Lanka

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

100*

17/01/2010

Bangladesh

Zohur Ahmed Stadium, Chittagong

105*

24/01/2010

Bangladesh

Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka

143

6/02/2010

South Africa

VCA stadium, Nagpur

100

14/02/2010

South Africa

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

106

26/07/2010

Sri Lanka

Colombo (SSC)

203

9/10/2010

Australia

Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

214

19/12/2010

South Africa

SuperSport Park, Centurion

107* (In Progress)