27 Feb '11, 3pm

Cricket: Record-setting Tendulkar puts England to sword

Cricket: Record-setting Tendulkar puts England to sword

NEW DELHI: Superstar Sachin Tendulkar carved his name into the record books again on Sunday when he became the first man to make five World Cup centuries as India piled up 338 against England. Tendulkar, playing in a sixth World Cup, made 120 and nipped ahead of compatriot Sourav Ganguly and Australian duo Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting on four centuries. It was also his 47th career ODI hundred. The 37-year-old 'Little Master' faced 115 balls and smashed 10 fours and five sixes in the Group B match at a packed M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Tendulkar struck Paul Collingwood for two sixes, the second of which took him to a 66-ball fifty, before going on to reach his century off 103 balls when he glanced Tim Bresnan for four. He also shared a second-wicket stand of 134 with Gautam Gambhir (51) while Yuvraj Singh smashed 58. James Anderson eventually dismissed Tendulkar with Michael Y...

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