9. India v Australia, 5th ODI, Hyderabad
It was the 1999 Chennai Test all over again. Tendulkar has seen heartbreaks more than anyone else. He single handedly almost chased down a daunting target of 351, but with the target in sight, he got out and the rest of the team choked. It was 19 off 17 with three wickets and India lost by 3 runs.
Australia made 350-4 in their 50 overs to which India replied (read: Tendulkar) with 347 all out.
Marsh’s maiden century overshadowed Tendulkar’s heroic 175, which gave them a 3-2 lead in the seven match series.
It was the greatest knock by an Indian batsman in a losing cause.
Sachin remarks this innings as one of his greatest innings as he became the first batsman to accumulate 17000 runs in ODI’s.
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