14 August Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar (19459006] . Today, in 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first Test century at the age of 17. On August 15, a day before India's Independence Day, at the age of 17, Sachin played an innings on England's land that is still considered as one of the best innings of Test cricket. It was an innings from which many cricketers still take inspiration.
Sachin saved England from defeat in Test match at the age of 17
We are talking about the fourth innings of the Manchester Test match against England on the 14th of August 1990. In the century made by Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin then scored his first Test century at the age of just 17 and saved India from defeat and drew the Test match. England scored 519 runs in the first innings of this match, with Mike Atherton scoring 131, Graham Gooch 116 and Robin Smith scoring 121 runs.
In the first innings of England, Narendra Hirwani took 4 wickets from Indian side, while Anil Kumble took 3 wickets. In response, the Indian team was all out by scoring 432 runs in their first innings. For India, captain Mohammad Azharuddin scored 179, Sanjay Manjrekar scored 93 and Sachin Tendulkar scored 68 runs.
#ThisThatDayYear : Rewind to 1990 and the world witnessed @sachin_rt 's maiden international ton. At the tender age of 17, the little master scored his first ton in whites at Old Trafford. What a moment! pic.twitter.com/u1CrB0qkl2
– BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2019
While batting at number 6, Sachin made his first Test century
in England's first innings, Angus Fraser took the maximum 5 wickets for England. In this way, England took an 89-run lead over India on the basis of first innings. England, batting in the second innings, declared their innings with a score of 320-4 and gave Team India a target of 408 runs in the fourth innings. On the fifth day of the match, Team India lost 5 wickets for 127 runs.
The Test match was seen slipping from India's hands. Then Sachin Tendulkar, who came to batting at number 6, teamed up with Manoj Prabhakar for an unbeaten 216-run partnership for the seventh wicket and scored his first Test century. Sachin was unbeaten by 119 runs till the last in this match. At the same time, Manoj Prabhakar also played an important role in drawing the Test, scoring an unbeaten 67.