Two years had passed for Sachin Tendulkar in international cricket. The world had seen his passion in Pakistan and the color of his batting in England. The Indian team was now in Australia. And Australia has always been a big challenge for Asian teams. It was no different for 18-year-old Sachin. India had lost the first two matches of the series and the third match was in Sydney. New Year Test Match. In this match started on 2 January 1992, India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Australia scored 313 runs in the first innings with the help of David Boon’s century.
When Sachin came out to bat, India’s score was 201 for four. In front of him was Ravi Shastri who was batting well. Australia’s pitches were new for young Sachin but strong intentions. Earlier, he had scored 78 runs against Australia at an average of 19.50.
Sachin surprised the viewers with his strokeplay. On a full ball, he would take the ball to the boundary of the big Sydney ground and if the ball was a little short, he would not hesitate to cut and pull on the backfoot. He cut his score to 98 by cutting short of Shane Warne. After this, he completed his century by playing Craig McDermut at fine leg. The throw of Merv Hughes by the time the wicketkeeper’s gloves reached Sachin had reached his end. With this, he became the youngest batsman to score a Test century in Australia. India scored 483 runs in their first innings.
Ravi Shastri scored the highest score of 206 for India. It was master spinner Shane Warne’s first Test match. Warne gave away 150 runs in 45 overs and took his first wicket as Ravi Shastri.