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November 15, 1989 marks the day when Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi. At just 16 years old, he only made 15 runs in his debut innings being bowled out by Waqar Younis, but was noticed for how he handled numerous bodyline deliveries by the Pakistani pace attack. More than 20 years have passed by and Sachin has established himself as one of cricket's finest in this period, amassing 48 centuries along the way. Through this photogallery, CricketNDTV.com takes a look at these centuries made by our beloved 'Ton'dulkar.


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Year 1990

1st century: Sachin's maiden Test hundred came against England on August 14, 1990 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Sachin scored an unbeaten 119 helping India draw the match. With this maiden century, he became the second youngest to score a century in Test cricket after Mushtaq Mohammad. 11 years later in 2001/02 season, his record was bettered by Bangladesh's Mohammad Ashraful.
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Year 1992

2nd century: For nearly two years after his maiden century, he went on without scoring another. Then on January 6, 1992, he managed to score an unbeaten 148 runs against hosts Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

3rd century: Sachin's good form continued forward and in the 5th match of the same series against Australia, he scored another ton, this time at the WACA Ground in Perth. But his innings of 114 runs went in vain as India lost the match.

4th century: Sachin scored his fourth century on November 28, 1992 against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. With India batting first, he scored 111 runs. Till now all his centuries had come playing outside India.
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Year 1993

5th century: With what was his first century at home, Sachin scored his highest till then, 165 runs against a visiting English side at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on February 12, 1993. Sachin's century contributed a lot in India winning the match.

6th century: Another unbeaten century for Sachin and another win for Team India. Sachin's score of 104 not out helped India emerge victorious against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on July 31, 1993.
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Year 1994

7th century: Sachin's next century again came against Sri Lanka but this time India were the hosts. The Little Master narrowly missed out on a score of 150, when he got out scoring 142 runs at the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium in Lucknow. Like before, India again managed to pick up a win over the Lankans.

8th century: Playing against a very fast West Indian bowling attack, Sachin scored an enormous score of 179 runs on December 2, 1994. The match took place at the Vidharbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur.
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