Sachin Tendulkar's Ranji Trophy finals' record

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Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 16:44 [IST]
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Bangalore, Jan 21: Sachin Tendulkar is set to make his sixth Ranji Trophy final appearance for Mumbai, against Saurashtra in Mumbai from January 26.

Tendulkar, who has played three Ranji Trophy matches this season for Mumbai including quarter-final and semi-final, is almost certain to pad up in the title clash too. Of the five finals, Mumbai won four and lost the other match.

Sachin's Ranji Trophy finals' record

On Monday, Mumbai qualified for a record 44th final, edging out Services on first innings lead.

In Ranji Trophy finals, Tendulkar averages over 75 with 755 runs (4 centuries, 2 fifties) in 10 innings. So far, he has played in 36 Ranji Trophy games.

Last time Tendulkar was in the Mumbai playing XI in Ranji Trophy final was in 2009 against Uttar Pradesh in Hyderabad. It was a forgettable game for Tendulkar as he was out for 0 and 4. However, Mumbai won the trophy with a mammoth 243-run triumph.

In that final, played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Bhuvneshwar Kumar handed Tendulkar his first duck in Indian domestic cricket.

Tendulkar, who announced his retirement from One Day Internationals last month (December, 2012), first played in a Ranji Trophy final in 1991. He was just 17 then.

It was against Haryana at Wankhede Stadium with Bombay losing the game by just two runs. Tendulkar scored 96 in the second innings of that final at Wankhede Stadium but could not take his team home.

The 39-year-old most memorable Ranji Trophy summit clash was in 1995 at Wankhede when he struck century in both innings against Punjab and Mumbai took the trophy on first innings lead.

Tendulkar, 21 years of age at the time, smashed 140 in the first innings and returned in the second essay to impress again with a 139.

After 1995, Tendulkar, busy with international matches, turned up for Mumbai in 2000 final. Again he hit a century, this time versus Hyderabad, which also included VVS Laxman. Mumbai won by 297 runs.

His next appearances in Ranji Trophy finals were in 2000, 2007 and 2009. In 2000 and 2007 he scored centuries as Mumbai won.

List of Sachin Tendulkar's Ranji Trophy final appearances (Five) 755 runs in 10 innings at an average of 75.5 (4 hundreds, 2 fifties)

May 3-7, 1991 (Wankhede Stadium) Vs Haryana (Sachin: 47 and 96) Bombay lost by 2 runs

March 27-31, 1995 (Wankhede Stadium) Vs Punjab (Sachin: 140 and 139) Bombay won on first innings

April 19-23, 2000 (Wankhede Stadium) Vs Hyderabad (Sachin: 53 and 128) Mumbai won by 297 runs

February 2-6, 2007 (Wankhede Stadium) Vs Bengal (Elite Group Final) (Sachin: 105 and 43) Mumbai won by 132 runs

January 12-16, 2009 (Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad) Vs Uttar Pradesh (Sachin: 0 and 4) Mumbai won by 243 runs


Story first published:  Monday, January 21, 2013, 14:47 [IST]
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