The only batsman to have scored 100 centuries in the history of International cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, made his career’s first century at Old Trafford, Manchester against England in 1990.

In the 9-14 August Test match, Tendulkar salvaged India from loss, playing an undefeatable inning of 119.

In the second inning, while chasing a target of 408 runs, six of the Indian batsmen had returned to the pavilion for just 183. A crucial 160-run partnership between Tendulkar and Manoj Prabhakar at the time saved the match for India. Prabhakar, too, made an unbeatable half-century.

Other batsmen who scored centuries in the Test were England’s captain Graham Gooch, opener Mike Atherton, Robin Smith, Allan Lamb and Indian captain M. Azharuddin. But Tendulkar’s “match-saving” century earned him the title of the man of the match. It was also the debut Test of India’s spinner Anil Kumble.
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