Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 200 as India beat South Africa by 153 runs in the second one-dayer on Wednesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
46th one-day hundred, Tendulkar became double with 25 fours and three sixes, the only limits that make more than a century but destructive in its gigantic 140-ball effort. It took almost 40 years of waiting and it was well worth it. Sachin Tendulkar chose one of the best bowling attacks on the beat, to break the record for the highest score before the education of the first double hundred in ODI history..
His double century would not have been the most attractive of which evidently was a batting paradise, but the clues were there for the performance and champion batsman responded with one of the more clinical rounds in a cricket day. One-cricket day has not yet seen its last days. But if you have or are close to her, the records of Tendulkar is almost certainly never be eclipsed.
The master batsman, who holds the record for most runs and centuries in Test (13,447) and one-day (17,398) cricket, scored 200 not out off 147 balls as India amassed 401-3 in 50 overs.
India's innings by Masterblaster that his three wickets on the fourth and South Africa made 401 runs against is the largest score. Besides Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik (79), captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (68 not out) and Yusuf Pathan (36) also made useful contributions.
South Africa: 248-all out (42.5 Ovs)
India: 401-3 (50 Ovs)
Result: India won by 153 runs
F.O.W: 1/25 (V Sehwag, 3.5 ov.), 2/219 (D Karthik, 33.2 ov.), 3/300 (Y Pathan, 41.1 ov.)