Sachin Tendulkar scored his first and only century in IPL on this same day in 2011 April

On this very same day in 2011, Sachin Tendulkar set a landmark by scoring his first and only century in the T20 format, two weeks after India winning the World Cup at the Wankhede.

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated: Apr 15, 2020 18:10 IST

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Sachin's only century in IPL

On 15 April 2011 IPL season, Tendulkar scored a 66-ball 100 for Mumbai Indians against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India. 

Mumbai Indians skipper Tendulkar slammed a stand of 116 runs with Ambati Rayudu (53) to set an imposing target of 182. The Kochi opener Brendon McCullum powered his way to an equally brilliant 81 and added 128 runs with Jayawardene to help the IPL debutants overhaul the stiff target, reaching 184-2 with six balls to spare.

Other players including Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Murali Vijay, and Paul Valthaty had scored 100s in the IPL before him. Tendulkar was the first captain to score a ton in the IPL. Tendulkar, in overall, scored a total of 2334 runs at an average of 34.83 in his IPL career. His score includes 13 fifties and a hundred. He was the highest scorer in the 2010 IPL.

 

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