Despite scoring runs all across the world, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar didn’t have an ODI ton against Bangladesh in his 99 centuries. But the historic knock came against them on their home ground which entered the history books. Here is a look at all Tendulkar knocks which have come against Bangladesh.
1. 248* vs Bangladesh in Dhaka
India went to Bangladesh to play a Test series.
December 10, 2004: In the first Test, Bangladesh were bowled out for 184 in the first innings. India were in a commanding position as Tendulkar and Ganguly stitched a 164-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Ganguly was bowled by Baisya, but Tendulkar kept going and slammed another ton and equalised Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Test centuries. The Little Master hammered 35 boundaries during his magnificent knock. India reached a score of 526 and eventually won the match comprehensively.
Result: India won by an innings and 140 runs
2. 101 vs Bangladesh in Chittagong
After a horrendous 2007 World Cup, India toured Bangladesh.
May 18, 2007: In the first Test, Dinest Karthik (56) and skipper Dravid (61) added 124 runs for the second wicket after Wasim Jaffer was dismissed off the first ball of the innings. Once both of these were dismissed in quick intervals, Ganguly and Sachin started to play cautiously and added 189 runs for the fourth wicket. While Ganguly was out for 100, Tendulkar too departed after scoring 101 off 169 balls.
Result: Match drawn
3. 122* vs Bangladesh in Mirpur
May 25, 2007: The second Test between the two teams was played at Mirpur, a venue where Indian top order displayed a terrific show of dominance as the first four batsman slammed centuries for India.
Jaffer and Karthik provided a solid platform as they shared 175 runs for the first wicket before the latter had to retire due to cramps. Jaffer went on to stitch another century stand – 106 runs with Dravid for the second wicket before being retired hurt. Indian innings witnessed third consecutive century partnership as Dravid and Tendulkar stitched 127 runs for the third wicket and India reached a massive score of 610 runs. Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 122 runs and his patient innings comprised of 8 boundaries and a six. Zaheer Khan picked seven wickets in two innings as India registered their biggest Test victory.
Result: India won by an innings and 239 runs
4. 105* vs Bangladesh in Chittagong
January 17, 2010: India were touring Bangladesh for a two-match Test series. In the first Test, India were invited to bat first.
But wickets fell at regular intervals and apart from Sehwag (52) and Tendulkar (105), none of the other batsmen managed to score big. The Indian team was bundled out for 247 runs and Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 105. The Little Master hit 11 boundaries and two sixes in his innings. India bowlers brought them back in the game as Sehwag-led team went on to win the Test match.
Result: India won by 113 runs
Man of the Match: Sachin Tendulkar
5. 143 vs Bangladesh in Mirpur
January 24, 2010: In the second Test, Bangladesh were bowled out for 233 in their first innings. The top order fired for India as Sehwag (56) and Gambhir (68) both scored half-centuries. Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar then added 222 runs for the third wicket partnership. While Dravid retired hurt on 111, Tendulkar scored his second ton of the series, his 45th in Test matches. India reached a score of 544 in the first innings which was substantial enough for them to seal the match.
Result: India won by 10 wickets
6. 114 vs Bangladesh in Mirpur
March 16, 2012: It had been more than a year since he had been carrying the burden of not being able to score the much-awaited 100th ton. Tendulkar was included in the eleven man squad for the Asia cup which was criticized by many. Critics said what if Tendulkar flopped in the Asia Cup, instead of reaching the elusive ton?
But Sachin on this occasion didn’t disappoint his fans and created history by slamming his hundredth ton. India lost the wicket of Gambhir early in the innings after which Tendulkar and Virat Kohli (66) added 148 runs for the second wicket partnership. It was followed by an 86-run partnership between Suresh Raina (51) and Tendulkar. In the 44th over bowled by Shakib Al Hasan, Tendulkar worked the fourth delivery towards square leg for a single to reach the milestone.
It wasn’t the most fluent innings from Tendulkar as it came off 138 balls. He hit 12 boundaries and a six during his innings. Unfortunately, India lost the match as a result of a quick 64-run partnership between Nasir Hossain (54) and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (46*) which took the match away from India.