Sachin Tendulkar Centuries | List of Sachin Tendulkar Test, ODI & IPL T20 Centuries

Sachin Tendulkar Centuries | List of Sachin Tendulkar Test, ODI And IPL Centuries

Millions played before him, alongside him, and there will be as many after him, but there never was, and never will be, another Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo by Hk Rajashekar/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar has been the gold standard of batsmanship in the sport of cricket. Unarguably the most complete, technically sound, and hungriest batsman of the world, there is no list of cricketing records even remotely related to batting that would not feature the name of the Little Master.

Born on 24th April 1973, in Bombay, to a Maharashtrian family, Sachin showed keen interest in cricket at an age of merely four. Taking inspiration from India’s World Cup triumph under the leadership of Kapil Dev, Sachin developed a keen interest in the sport. As a three-year-old, he witnessed brother Ajit play cricket with his friends, and that is how he got himself introduced to the sport.

Early days

To help curb his brother’s mischievous side, Ajit took the 10-year-old to Ramakant Achrekar, a club-player turned renowned cricket coach. Impressed by the wunderkind’s potential, Achrekar advised Ajit to shift Sachin’s schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School in Dadar, due to the latter’s notable cricket team. A high-spirited and arduous student from the onset, he started his toil under the aegis of coach Achrekar and he would practice at the Shivaji Park in the mornings and evenings.

In no time, the tender-aged Sachin made a reputation for himself as a prodigy and became the talk of the town. He went on to play for the Cricket Club of India, and at the age of 14, and subsequently reached the MRF Pace Foundation to learn the nuances of fast bowling. The legendary Dennis Lille, however, suggested that Sachin should lay focus on his batting.

The teenager showed that he was a cut from a different cloth in the Lord Harris Shield match between Shardashram Vidyamandir and St Xaviers when he piled a mammoth 664-run stand alongside his childhood friend Vinod Kambli. Such incredible exploits in school cricket led him to Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team for the 1987-88 season, and he was officially selected on November 14, 1987.

Even though he did not feature in any of the matches, he was often seen actively participating in the games as a substitute fielder. On December 11, 1988, Sachin finally played his first match for Mumbai (against Gujarat) at his home ground, aged only 15 years and 232 days.

The then-Bombay-captain Dilip Vengsarkar had witnessed a youngster comfortably maneuvering arguably the finest seam produce of India – Kapil Dev. Impressing everyone without exception through immensely incredible abilities, Tendulkar earned inclusion in the eleven and scored an unbeaten 100 to become the youngest Indian batsman to have scored a century on first-class debut. Following this with centuries in his first Deodhar and Duleep Trophies, the Little Master became the first and the only player to score a century on debut in all three of his domestic first-class tournaments (the Ranji, Irani, and Duleep Trophies).

Despite only a single Ranji season under his belt, the selectors were interested in selecting Sachin for India’s tour of the West Indies in 1988. Although, given the deadly and dominant fast bowling of the Caribbean bowlers at that time, he was avoided for selection. Tendulkar finally played his first tour with the Indian team to Pakistan in 1989 in Karachi, as a 16-year-old, and the rest is history.

He showed to the world what he was made of, in the very first series he ever played. In the fourth Test of his debut series against Pakistan, he continued batting like a warrior, with blood oozing out of his nose after taking a hit. But there was no stopping to the Master. He was never meant to stop.

The brand of Sachin Tendulkar

There is no combination of words in the world that could describe the legacy, the phenomena, of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. 15th November 1989 – 16th November 2013 is arguably the golden-most phase of cricket. Twenty-four years and a day is an era, and to play an international sport for is as indescribable as Sachin’s on-field feats. 664 international appearances, 34,394 runs, 100 centuries, 164 half-centuries, and countless records later, Sachin became the synonym of belief, courage, and conviction.

Over those 2.4 decades, he made innumerable records, garnered unparalleled love, became the definition of the sport, and quite deservingly, earned for himself the status of the “God of cricket”. People followed cricket only to witness the Little Master wield his magical wand. His dismissal meant the turning off of televisions for millions. His arrival at the crease meant deserted streets.

He mastered his craft like none other, demolishing the mightiest of all. From Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan to Makhaya Ntini, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Dale Steyn, you name it and he has conquered it all.

On 24th February 2010, the 36-year-old Sachin reached a territory that was never touched (not for the first time) when he scored a double century against South Africa in an ODI game. He dreamt to win the World Cup for his nation ever since he was a child. Having played 6 of those – the joint-most for any player – Sachin Tendulkar added that feather in his feather-filled cap in 2011, by contributing heavily himself before lifting the coveted trophy under the night sky at Wankhede Stadium, his home ground.

The painful goodbye

The ravages of time led to a shaken belief in his ability to play further. However, at Mirpur against Bangladesh, in the 2012 edition of the Asia Cup, amidst the growing voices of “Endulkar” while he was stranded on 99 international centuries for more than a year, he showed that a lion might be old, but is a lion nonetheless as he finally breached the unthinkable barrier by recording his 100th international century. A 51-run knock against Pakistan in the same tournament eventually turned out to be his last appearance in the 50-over game as he announced his ODI retirement in the following December.

He continued to represent the nation in the longest format for another year before he declared that the West Indies’ 2013 tour to India would be his last. In that series, Tendulkar named himself another unequaled record that might go onto last till eternity – he played his 200th Test at Mumbai, and on 16th November 2013, he left billions, including himself, in tears as he waved the one final time as an international player.

The greatest ambassador of the game, Sachin was the pinnacle of success, although his career witnessed countless downs too. But every time he faced a challenge, whether on the field or off it, he spectacularly straight drove it with the straightest bat in the world for a boundary. Over these 24 years, the chants of “Sachin… Sachin” became a beloved anthem for every Indian. Millions played before him, alongside him, and there will be as many after him, but there never was, and never will be, another Tendulkar.

Here is a list of all of Sachin Tendulkar’s centuries in cricket

Sachin Tendulkar Test Centuries

S.No. Date Against Score Venue Result
1 9-Aug-1990 England 119* Manchester Drawn
2 2-Jan-1992 Australia 148* Sydney Drawn
3 1-Feb-1992 Australia 114 Perth Lost
4 26-Nov-1992 South Africa 111 Johannesburg Drawn
5 11-Feb-1993 England 165 Chennai Won
6 27-Jul-1993 Sri Lanka 104* Colombo Won
7 18-Jan-1994 Sri Lanka 142 Lucknow Won
8 1-Dec-1994 West Indies 179 Nagpur Drawn
9 6-Jun-1996 England 122 Birmingham Lost
10 4-Jul-1996 England 177 Nottingham Drawn
11 2-Jan-1997 South Africa 169 Cape Town Lost
12 2-Aug-1997 Sri Lanka 143 Colombo Drawn
13 9-Aug-1997 Sri Lanka 139 Colombo Drawn
14 3-Dec-1997 Sri Lanka 148 Mumbai Drawn
15 6-Mar-1998 Australia 155* Chennai Won
16 25-Mar-1998 Australia 177 Bangalore Lost
17 26-Dec-1998 New Zealand 113 Wellington Lost
18 28-Jan-1999 Pakistan 136 Chennai Lost
19 24-Feb-1999 Sri Lanka 124* Colombo Drawn
20 10-Oct-1999 New Zealand 126* Mohali Drawn
21 29-Oct-1999 New Zealand 217 Ahmedabad Drawn
22 26-Dec-1999 Australia 116 Melbourne Lost
23 18-Nov-2000 Zimbabwe 122 New Delhi Won
24 25-Nov-2000 Zimbabwe 201* Nagpur Drawn
25 18-Mar-2001 Australia 126 Chennai Won
26 3-Nov-2001 South Africa 155 Bloemfontein Lost
27 11-Dec-2001 England 103 Ahmedabad Drawn
28 21-Feb-2002 Zimbabwe 176 Nagpur Won
29 19-Apr-2002 West Indies 117 Port of Spain Won
30 22-Aug-2002 England 193 Leeds Won
31 30-Oct-2002 West Indies 176 Kolkata Drawn
32 2-Jan-2004 Australia 241* Sydney Drawn
33 28-Mar-2004 Pakistan 194* Multan Won
34 10-Dec-2004 Bangladesh 248* Dhaka Won
35 10-Dec-2005 Sri Lanka 109 New Delhi Won
36 18-May-2007 Bangladesh 101 Chittagong Drawn
37 25-May-2007 Bangladesh 122* Mirpur Won
38 2-Jan-2008 Australia 154* Sydney Lost
39 24-Jan-2008 Australia 153 Adelaide Drawn
40 6-Nov-2008 Australia 109* Nagpur Won
41 11-Dec-2008 England 103* Chennai Won
42 18-Mar-2009 New Zealand 160 Hamilton Won
43 16-Nov-2009 Sri Lanka 100* Ahmedabad Drawn
44 17-Jan-2010 Bangladesh 105* Chittagong Won
45 24-Jan-2010 Bangladesh 143 Mirpur Won
46 6-Feb-2010 South Africa 100 Nagpur Lost
47 14-Feb-2010 South Africa 106 Kolkata Won
48 26-Jul-2010 Sri Lanka 203 Colombo Drawn
49 9-Oct-2010 Australia 214 Bangalore Won
50 16-Dec-2010 South Africa 111* Centurion Lost
51 2-Jan-2011 South Africa 146 Cape Town Drawn

 Sachin Tendulkar ODI Centuries

S.No. Date Against Score Venue Result
1 9-Sep-1994 Australia 110 Colombo Won
2 28-Oct-1994 New Zealand 115 Vadodara Won
3 11-Nov-1994 West Indies 105 Jaipur Won
4 9 Apni 1995 Sri Lanka 112* Sharjah Won
5 18-Feb-1996 Kenya 127* Cuttack Won
6 2-Mar-1996 Sri Lanka 137 New Delhi Lost
7 5-Apr-1996 Pakistan 100 Singapore Lost
8 15 Apni 1996 Pakistan 118 Sharjah Won
9 28-Aug-1996 Sri Lanka 110 Colombo Lost
10 14-Dec-1996 South Africa 114 Mumbai Won
11 9-Feb-1997 Zimbabwe 104 Benoni Won
12 14-Mar-1997 New Zealand 117 Bangalore Won
13 7-Apr-1998 Australia 100 Kanpur Won
14 22-Apr-1998 Australia 143 Sharjah Lost
15 24-Apr-1998 Australia 134 Sharjah Won
16 31-May-1998 Kenya 100* Kolkata Won
17 7-Jul-1998 Sri Lanka 128 Colombo Won
18 26-Sep-1998 Zimbabwe 127* Bulawayo Won
19 28-Oct-1998 Australia 141 Dhaka Won
20 8-Nov-1998 Zimbabwe 118* Sharjah Won
21 13-Nov-1998 Zimbabwe 124* Sharjah Won
22 23-May-1999 Kenya 140* Bristol Won
23 29-Aug-1999 Sri Lanka 120 Colombo Won
24 8-Nov-1999 New Zealand 186* Hyderabad Won
25 17-Mar-2000 South Africa 122 Vadodara Won
26 20-Oct-2000 Sri Lanka 101 Sharjah Lost
27 8-Dec-2000 Zimbabwe 146 Jodhpur Lost
28 31-Mar-2001 Australia 139 Indore Won
29 4-Jul-2001 West Indies 122* Harare Won
30 5-Oct-2001 South Africa 101 Johannesburg Lost
31 24-Oct-2001 Kenya 146 Paarl Won
32 4-Jul-2002 England 105* Chesterle-Street No Result
33 11-Jul-2002 Sri Lanka 113 Bristol Won
34 23-Feb-2003 Namibia 152 Pietermaritzburg Won
35 26-Oct-2003 Australia 100 Gwalior Won
36 15-Nov-2003 New Zealand 102 Hyderabad Won
37 16-Mar-2004 Pakistan 141 RawalpIndi Lost
38 12-Apr-2005 Pakistan 123 Ahmedabad Lost
39 6-Feb-2006 Pakistan 100 Peshawar Lost
40 14-Sep-2006 West Indies 141 Kuala Lumpur Lost
41 31-Jan-2007 West Indies 100* Vadodara Won
42 2-Mar-2008 Australia 117* Sydney Won
43 8-Mar-2009 New Zealand 163* Christchurch Won
44 14-Sep-2009 Sri Lanka 138 Colombo Won
45 5-Nov-2009 Australia 175 Hyderabad Lost
46 24-Feb-2010 South Africa 200* Gwalior Won
47 27-Feb-2011 England 120 Bangalore Tied
48 12-Mar-2011 South Africa 111 Nagpur Lost
49 16-Mar-2012 Bangladesh 114 Mirpur Lost

Sachin Tendulkar IPL Centuries

S.No. Date Against Score Venue Result
1 15-April-2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala 100 Mumbai Lost