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11-12-2013, 10:42 AM
Sachin Tendulkar has played 10 Test matches at the Wankhede Stadium. He averages 47.05 at his homegroud. He has scored a century and seven fifties at the venue. Here's revisiting the top 8 knocks played by Sachin Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium.
97 vs South Africa in 2000
Tendulkar dominated the South African attack as wickets kept tumbling around him. He hit 12 boundaries and two sixes enroute to 97 before glancing Jacques Kallis too fine only to be caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Mark Boucher. Although India lost the Test match by four wickets, Tendulkar was declared man-of-the-match.

11-12-2013, 10:48 AM
65 vs Australia in 2001
After conceding the first innings lead of 173, India lost two wickets for 57. Tendulkar walked in after nightwatchman Nayan Mongia was injured in the final over of the second day. The local boy safely negotiated the tricky phase and came back on the third day with positive intent. His enterprising innings of 65 was cut short when his pull shot richocheted off forward short-leg Justing Langer and was caught inches off the ground by Ricky Ponting who covered a fair distance towards his right. India lost the momentum and were bowled out for 219. Australia won the game by 10 wickets.

11-12-2013, 10:49 AM
76 vs Australia in 2001
On the opening day of the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar series 2001, Tendulkar played positively against the World Champions Australia. He walked in at 25 for 2 and then took over the mantle of scoring. His innings 0f 76 was punctuated by 13 boundaries. His dismissal was crucial as Australia gained control of the game and bowled out India for a paltry 173.

11-12-2013, 10:52 AM
148 vs Sri Lanka in 1997
This was Tendulkar’s first international century at his homeground. He batted with caution in the final session of the first day — scoring just eight off 71 minutes. On the second day he broke free and played his shots. His classic compendium consisted 20 boundaies and three sixes. In this innings Tendulkar completed his 4,000 runs in Test cricket.

11-12-2013, 10:59 AM
55 vs Australia in 2004
India were bowled out for 104 in the first innings. Australia scored 203 and took a 99-run lead. In the second innings, India lost openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag for just 14 runs. Tendulkar counterattacked and along with VVS Laxman added 91. Tendulkar’s 55-run knock comprised six boundaries and a six. India got a lead of 106 and bowled out the visitors for 93 — thus winning the game by 13 runs.

11-12-2013, 11:03 AM
85 vs West Indies in 1994
India took a slender lead of 29 in the first innings and were reduced to 11 for 3 in the second innings. On the third day there was a delay of 45 minutes before the start of play since the bowler’s footholes had not dried. The early moisture dried out and tendulkar made merry of the West Indies attack scoring a decisive 85. India set West Indies the target of 363 and the visitors fell short by 96 runs.

11-12-2013, 11:05 AM
94 vs West Indies in 2011
After West Indies scored 590 in the first innings, India got off to a good start. Tendulkar walked in at No. 4 with score at 138. He looked well-set on the third day and was unbeaten at 67 on stumps. He had scored 99 international centuries. The entire city was gripped with the ‘Tendulkar fever’. Tendulkar looked comfortable on Day Four and played exhilarating shots. At 94, he edged Ravi Rampaul to Darren Sammy at the second slip and there was a pin-drop silence at the Wankhede Stadium.

11-12-2013, 11:07 AM
78 vs England in 1993
Tendulkar batted with his school mate Vinod Kambli and the duo decimated the English attack. Tendulkar looked supremely confident playing the English bowling. He got off the mark cutting left-arm spinner Phil Tufnell for a boundary. He brought up his fifty with ease. He was toying with the English attack. Just when things looked ominous for England, Tufnell produced an arm-ball to which Tendulkar played back and fell for 78. Kambli went on to score his maiden double-ton.