9. 120 vs England in BangaloreFebruary 27, 2011: Sachin had missed international cricket ahead of the 2011 World Cup. India had defeated Bangladesh in the first match and were up against England in the second.
Sachin opened the innings with Sehwag and went on to score a magnificent century. Sachin added 46 runs for the first wicket with Sehwag, 134 runs for the second wicket with Gambhir and 56 runs for the third wicket with Yuvraj before being dismissed by James Anderson. Sachin was cautious early on, but once he was settled, he accelerated the pace of the innings and slammed ten boundaries and five sixes during his stay.
England gave a strong reply as their skipper – Andrew Strauss played an incredible knock under pressure and slammed 158 runs off 145 balls before being dismissed by Zaheer Khan. The match witnessed a thrilling draw.
Result: Match tied
8. 103* vs England in ChennaiDecember 11, 2008: England were touring India for an ODI and Test match series. The hosts went back home between the ODI series after the Mumbai terror attack but had come back to play the Tests.
In the first Test, England put 316 runs in the first innings after Strauss slammed a ton and India were bowled out for 241. Strauss slammed a ton in the second innings as well and India needed 387 runs to win the match.
India openers – Gambhir and Sehwag got the team to a confident start as they added 117 runs for the first wicket. Tendulkar came to bat at number four and capitalized on the good work put in by the openers as he slammed 103 runs from 196 balls. He remained unbeaten and India emerged victorious comprehensively.
Result: India won by 6 wickets
7. 193 vs England in LeedsAugust 22, 2002: After the Natwest series, where India won the final as they chased 325 runs after a superb fight back from Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif, India were playing a four-match Test series against England.
The third match of the series was a pleasant sight for the Indian cricket fans as the trio of Dravid, Tendulkar and Ganguly went on to score centuries. Dravid and Tendulkar added 150 runs for the third wicket which was followed by another huge partnership – 249 runs for the fourth wicket between Ganguly and Tendulkar. India scored a mammoth score of 628 runs which proved to be too much for England to handle.
Result: India won by an innings and 46 runs
6. 105* vs England in Chester-le-streetJuly 4, 2002: India and England were playing against each other in a triangular series where Sri Lanka was the third team.
Batting first, India lost three quick wickets of Ganguly, Sehwag and Dinesh Mongia. Tendulkar, who came to bat at number 4 added 169 runs with Rahul Dravid (82) who was finally dismissed by Collingwood. Tendulkar remained not out on 105 and his innings comprised of eight boundaries and a six.
Result: Match abandoned due to rain
5. 103 vs England in AhmedabadEngland had come to India for a three-match Test series.
December 11, 2001: In the second Test, India were all out for 291 runs in the first innings, 103 of which came from Tendulkar’s willow. The Little Master was also involved in a 118-run stand with VVS Laxman for the fifth wicket. Sachin’s innings comprised of 12 boundaries and a six.
Result: Match drawn
4. 177 vs England in NottinghamJuly 4, 1996: Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid had made their Test debuts in the previous match and the third match of the Test series was remembered for the 255-run partnership between Ganguly and Tendulkar. Both these batsmen exhibited some superb strokes and even though Ganguly was dismissed at the score of 136, Sachin went on to score another big knock - 177 runs. It was Tendulkar’s fourth Test ton against England.
Result: Match drawn
3. 122 vs England in BirminghamJune 6, 1996: India were wobbling at 68/5 against England in the first Test of the three-match series at Edgbaston. England bowlers were dictating terms and Sachin Tendulkar played yet another magnificent knock, and even though India lost the match, Tendulkar was hailed by cricket experts for his gutsy knock under pressure. Sachin hit 19 fours and a six in his innings.
Result: England won by 8 wickets
2. 165 vs England in ChennaiFebruary 11, 1993: So far, all of Sachin’s centuries had been scored on foreign soil and it was Sachin’s first series in India after he had player five away series.
It was the second Test where Tendulkar scored two big partnerships, one with Sidhu - 147 runs for the third wicket and the second with Pravin Amre - 118 runs for the fifth. Tendulkar scored 165 runs and it was his first ton in India. He had now scored 5 international tons and not to forget, he wasn’t even 20.
Result: India won by an innings and 22 runs
1. 119* vs England in ManchesterAugust 9, 1990: Even though Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan at the age of 16 years and 205 days in 1989, he had to wait for his first ton for quite some time which came against England on their home ground. Sachin played a pivotal knock of unbeaten 119 runs – a match winnings innings – as India needed 408 runs to save the match in their second innings. But they were reeling at 183/6 at one stage, after which Tendulkar came to their rescue with his maiden Test ton. With his first century, Tendulkar became the youngest player at the age of 17 years and 112 days to score a Test hundred.
Result: Match drawn
Man of the Match: Sachin Tendulkar
Nine international centuries against EnglandEngland have had a special connection with cricket and Indian fans have seen Sachin Tendulkar play some superb innings against them. In total, the Little Master has scored nine internationals tons against the Poms. Here is a list of all of them.