Can retiring Sachin end 16-year century drought at Wankhede Stadium?

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Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12:49 [IST]
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Can Sachin end 16-year century drought?

Mumbai, Oct 12: Sachin Tendulkar's supporters are wanting to see the Master Blaster bow out of cricket with a century in his 200th and final Test. But he has to end a 16-year ton drought at Wankhede Stadium to achieve that.

The last time Tendulkar reached a three-figure mark at the Wankhede Stadium was in 1997 against Sri Lanka. He had made 148 in the first innings of that match.

Since then, Tendulkar's highest score at the venue is 94 against West Indies in November, 2011.

Wankhede Stadium will be the venue for Tendulkar's 200th and final Test. He will retire from the game after this outing.

In 10 Tests so far at the stadium, Tendulkar averages 47.05. He has a total of 847 runs. He also has three wickets. He played his first Test at the venue against England in 1993.

Whole of India is hoping that the 40-year-old Tendulkar ends 16-year century drought at Wankhede Stadium.

Sachin Tendulkar's record at Wankhede Stadium

Matches: 10; Runs: 847; Centuries: 1; Fifties: 7; Wickets: 3; Batting Average: 47.05

1st match: Vs England, 1993 (78 runs)

2nd match: Vs West Indies, 1994 (34, 85)

3rd match: Vs Sri Lanka, 1997 (148, 13)

4th match: Vs South Africa, 2000 (97, 8)

5th match: Vs Australia, 2001 (76, 65)

6th match: Vs West Indies, 2002 (35)

7th match: Vs Australia, 2004 (5, 55)

8th match: Vs England, 2006 (1, 34)

9th match: Vs West Indies, 2011 (94, 3)

10th match: Vs England, 2012 (8, 8)


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