23) 120 (191 minutes, 141 balls, 11 fours, 2 sixes, strike rate 85.10) in the first innings v Sri Lanka at Colombo on August 29, 1999: Brief score (India 296-4/50 and Sri Lanka (247-9/42), India won by 23 runs (D/L method). Sachin Tendulkar returned from injury to score his 23rd hundred in the ODI, 120 in 141 deliveries with 11 hits to the boundary and two sixes. His principal ally was Sourav Ganguly who helped him add 127 in 22 overs as India advanced towards an imposing 296, easily the highest total of the tournament. Unexpectedly, Robin Singh earned the match award for his tight bowling and two key wickets.
24) 186 not out (221 minutes, 150 balls, 20 fours, 3 sixes, strike rate 124.00) in the first innings v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) on November 8, 1999: Brief score (India 376-2/50 and New Zealand 202/33.1), India won by 174 runs. Tendulkar scored the highest limited-overs score for India (surpassing Sourav Ganguly's 183), then the fourth highest score in any one-day internationals and his third longest innings in terms of balls played. He was associated in a world record stand of 331 with Rahul Dravid for the second wicket in 46 overs. It was his 24th ODI century which came nine days after his 21st Test hundred. Needless to say, he won the Man of the Match award.
25) 122 (195 minutes, 138 balls, 12 fours, strike rate 88.40) in the second innings v South Africa at Vadodara on March 17, 2000: Brief score (South Africa 282-5/50 and India 283-6/49.5), India won by four wickets. India secured the one-day series in a finish far more tense than looked likely during their opening stand of 153 in 25 overs. Ganguly made a riotous 87 with 12 fours and two sixes, and Tendulkar, almost back to his best, cut loose on Ganguly's departure to bring India's target down to 27 from 29 balls when he was third out for 122- his 25th hundred in one-day cricket. This time he bagged the Man of the Match award for his magnificent ton.
Image: UNITED KINGDOM, Leicester : India's star batsman Sachin Tendulka shown in this photo at the team's training center in Leicester 13th May 1999.
Tendulkar's half-century of Test centuries | Wish Sachin