first_imgOn this day, 14 August in 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first Test hundred. In international cricket, Tendulkar would go on to score another 99 hundreds.Tendulkar, aged 17 years and 112 days old, hit an unbeaten 119 off 189 balls to become the third youngest batsman ever to score a Test century against England at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.Batting first, England posted 519 on the board with Graham Gooch, Michael Atherton and Robin Smith scoring hundreds. In reply, India managed to post 432 with skipper Mohammad Azharuddin leading the charge with a patient 179. He was ably supported by 17-year-old Tendulkar who scored 68.Allan Lamb ‘s century in England’s second innings helped the hosts put up 320 runs, and India were battling to save the match when Dillip Vengsarkar was sent back by Christopher Lewis, in stepped a young Tendulkar.His skipper soon departed, but Tendulkar battled on in the harsh English conditions. Tendulkar batted 225 minutes and managed to save the Test match with his unbeaten century helping India draw the match with the score at 343/6.THIS DAY THAT YEAR: 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/yT0xMlEu8jBCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2018#OnThisDay in 1990, the world saw the first of @sachin_rt’s 100 international centuries.The little master was 17 years, 112 days old when he hit his maiden Test ton at Old Trafford – the third youngest player ever to score a Test hundred. pic.twitter.com/oJe7CXfX2qadvertisementICC (@ICC) August 14, 2018″Tendulkar played an excellent innings. He is a superb player for his age, just like an old pro,” England captain Gooch had said after the match.That was just the beginning, as Tenulkar went onto score 99 more hundred in international cricket. He also became the first man to play 200 Tests in his final international match at the Wankhede Stadium in November 2013. He also scored a total of 15921 Test runs, the most by a batsman.#OnThisDay in 1948, Sir Don Bradman walked out at The Oval for his final Test innings, needing just 4 runs to maintain an average over 100…You know what happened next…The most famous in cricket history? pic.twitter.com/GoCZivgMytICC (@ICC) August 14, 2018Incidentally, August 14 is also the day that the legendary Donald Bradman walked out to bat in his last Test innings at The Oval in 1948. He needed just 4 runs to end his career with an average over 100, but he was dismissed for a duck.last_img