Sachin Tendulkar and his love affair with SCG!
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar is very close to the milestone of century of centuries and the indications are that the master would achieve the feat at his favourite ground (outside India) when India face Australia in the second Test starting from Tuesday.
The match between the two heavyweights will be the 100th Test match at the SCG. The figures show that the probability of the master making his century is very high in the Sydney ground, where he has an unmatched average of 221 from just four Tests. This includes two centuries and a double century.
SCG is one of his best averaged venues of the 59 venues he played at. Tendulkar has only averaged better at Dhaka in Bangladesh and Mirpur in Pakistan.
Apart from Tendulkar, Aussie Ricky Ponting too has a love affair with the ground. The former Australian skipper is the highest run scorer at the ground with a score of 1346. Also, with five tons in his pocket, he has the maximum number of centuries by any player at SCG.
India’s VVS Laxman has scored three centuries there in as many Tests with a highest score of 178 and an average of 96.