Monday, August 2, 2010
Sachin’s first World Record
Sachin in his school days played many matches. The Harris Shield semi-final match against St. Xavier’s, Fort was played at the Sassanian Cricket Club ground on 23rd to 25th February, 1988. This is the match that propelled Sachin Tendulkar in to the World record books for the first time.
In the match, Sachin won the toss and elected to bat first. When their was 84 for 2, Sachin joined Vinod Kambli. At the end of the day, Vinod Kambli was 182 and Sachin was 192. The second day the two friends crossed 200 runs and their team’s total was 500. During the lunch break, due to stern warning he declared the match at 748 for 2. At that time, Sachin was 326 and Kambli’s score was 349. This is World record “the unbeaten stand for the third wicket worth 664 runs” and their names were included in the Guinness Book of World Records and Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac.