Tendulkar slams 47th ODI ton as India take control

Tendulkar and Gambhir raised an unfinished stand of 94 runs for the second wicket to ensure England didn’t have any window of opportunity to get themselves into the match after Sehwag’s soft dismissal.

 By CricketCountry Staff

 

Bangalore: Feb 27, 2011

 

Sachin Tendulkar slammed his 47th one-day international hundred as India take control against England in the World Cup Group B clash at Bengaluru. This is Tendulkar’s fifth century in World Cups – the most by any batsman.

 

Earlier, Virender Sehwag survived three times, one off the very first ball of the match from James Anderson before going on to provide the early momentum with a 26-ball 35 cameo.

 

Tendulkar was involved in a 134-run stand for the second wicket with Gautam Gambhir before the latter was clean bowled by Graeme Swann for a fine 51 in the 29th over.

 

India look poised to post a huge total with Yuvraj Singh still at crease and big hitters like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan still to come.

 

Brief Scores: India 206 for 2 in 35 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 103*, Gambhir 51, Virender Sehwag 35, Yuvraj Singh 11*; Tim Bresnan 1 for 18, Graeme Swann 1 for 43) vs England.

 

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