Tendulkar's Man-of-the-Match record intact

Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 13:15 [IST]
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Sachin's Man-of-the-Match record intact

New Delhi: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is not only the highest run getter in ODI cricket, he has also collected the most number of Man of the Match and Player of the Series trophies in one-day cricket.

Tendulkar who made his debut in ODI cricket in the year 1989 has so far collected 16, 895 runs. He has also won 59 man of the match awards and has been adjudged player of the series on 14 occasions.

Tendulkar hit a magnificent century in the finals of Compaq cup to win his 59th man of the match trophy. He was also declared the man of the match in the tournament that featured New Zealand.

Sri Lanka's 'super man' Sanath Jayasuriya is second to Tendulkar with 48 man of the match awards to his credit.

Interestingly, both these legends started their career in 1989. Jayasuriya had won 11 man of the series awards.

However Tendulkar's Test record is not that good when compared with ODI record. In Test cricket he is the 10th in the man of the match list with 12 awards.

Top five man of the match award winners:

Sachin Tendulkar - 59
Sanath Jayasuriya -48
Viv Richards - 31
Sourav Ganguly-31
Jacques Kallis-30

Top five man of the series award winners.

Sachin Tendulkar-14
Sanath Jayasuriya-11
Shaul Pollock-9
Viv Richards-7
Sourav Ganguly-7


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