This Day That Year: Sachin Tendulkar scores his one and only IPL century

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Picture Courtsey: Times of India

The Master Blaster scored his one and only century in the Indian Premier League during the 2011 edition. He played this epic knock for Mumbai Indians against Kochi Tuskers Kerala played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

It was amazing by Sachin Tendulkar who remained not out on 100* off 66 balls which included 12 fours and 3 sixes. During that season, he was the captain of the Mumbai Indians side. Thanks to his brilliant knock of 100 and contribution from Ambati Rayudu, Mumbai Indians posted a competitive total of 182 for 2.

During his knock of 100 not out, Sachin Tendulkar began with a bang taking on Kochi bowlers. He and Davy Jacobs added 61 runs for the opening wicket. Tendulkar reached his fifty off 43 balls. After completing his fifty, he opened his shoulders and kept the scoreboard ticking with aggressive stroke play.

In reply to 183 runs to win, Kochi Tuskers Kerala won the match by 8 wickets. Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayewardene put on a brilliant 128 runs stand for the opening which laid a strong foundation for a great win. Mumbai Indians made it into the knockout rounds. They defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator and then lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 43 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar had a brilliant season with the bat scoring 553 runs from 16 matches (16 innings) with 1 century and 2 half-centuries. His best score in tournament was 100* against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

The little master made his IPL debut in 2008. He played for the Mumbai Indians franchise only since the start. In his IPL career, Tendulkar scored a total of 2334 runs with 13 half-centuries and 1 century.

He led from the front in 2010 where he scored 618 runs from 15 matches ( 14 innings with 5 half-centuries. Mumbai Indians finished top of the points table with 20 points during the 2010 edition. Mumbai Indians reached the finals of the tournament losing to Chennai Super Kings. He broke the record of Shaun Marsh of most runs scored in an IPL season. For his superb performance in the tournament, he was awarded the man of the series.

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