32) 105 not out (167 minutes, 108 balls 8 fours, 1 six strike rate 97.22) in the first innings v England at Chester-le-Street on July 4, 2002: Brief score (India 285-4/50 and England 53-1/12.3), no result. India's 500th one-day international turned into a damp squib after Tendulkar had lit up proceedings with a dazzling century. With India in trouble on a slow pitch at 52 for three, he moved serenely to his first fifty in 72 balls before expanding his repertoire to smash his second in just 34. It was his 32nd ODI ton but his first against England in 22 attempts. He added 169 for the fourth wicket with more cautious Rahul Dravid and a ferocious 64 in 33 balls with Yuvraj. The persistent drizzle ensured that match ends in no-result contest.
33) 113 (141 minutes, 102 balls, 12 fours, 1 six, strike rate 110.78) in the first innings v Sri Lanka at Bristol on July 11, 2002: Brief score (India 304/50 and Sri Lanka 241/44.1), India won by 63 runs. The highlight of a meaningless match was a sublime innings from Tendulkar, who resumed his fleeting love affair with Nevil Road to the delight of a flag-waving crowd. On India's only their visit to Bristol, for a World Cup game against Kenya in 1999, Tendulkar had creamed an unbeaten 140, and this time he drove with elan to make 113 off just 102 balls with 12 fours and a six. It was his 33rd ODI century and his seventh against Sri Lanka. He drove his first and fifth balls to the cover boundary and never looked back, reaching his half-century in 46 deliveries and his hundred in just 93. He went on to bag the Man of the Match award as well.
34) 152 (193 minutes, 151 balls, 18 fours, strike rate 100.66) in the first innings v Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on February 23, 2003: Brief score (India 311-2/50 and Namibia 130/42.3), India won by 181 runs. India's batting blasted off at last, propelling them to their then biggest victory in the World Cup. Tendulkar eased his way to 152 - his 34th one-day century. He along with Sourav Ganguly added 244 runs, their third stand of more than 200 in instant cricket. For his magnificent knock, he went on to bag the coveted Man of the Match award.
35) 100 (158 minutes, 119 balls, 9 fours, 1 six, strike rate 84.03) in the first innings v Australia at Gwalior on October 26, 2003: Brief score (India 283-5/50 & Australia 246-9/50), India won by 37 runs. In their first meeting since the World Cup final in March, India showed few signs of any psychological baggage against Australia and galloped to 283 for five batting first, following centuries from Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. Tendulka's was an innings of two halves: his first fifty came at a run a ball and was punctuated with nine boundaries, while his second took 67 balls and included one six and no fours. He was named Man of the Match for his superb effort.
Image: INDIA, Indore : India's star batsman Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the crowd after completing his century during the third one-day international cricket match between India and Australia at Nehru stadium in Indore 31 March 2001.
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