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Essay on “A Cricket World Cup Match” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Seventh World Cup Match


A Cricket World Cup Match

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vjapayee on Sunday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for his stupendous performance of notch up the first century of the 1999 world cup in a group A match against Kenya in Bristol. “It was a wonderful century, made unforgettable especially by the tragic circumstances in which you scored it.” Vajpayee said in his message.

Tendulkar, who emerged the first centurion of the seventh World Cup with his majestic knock surpassed his own previous best of 137 made against Sri Lanka at New Delhi in 1996 and joined West Indian master blaster Vivian Richards, Australian Mark Waugh and Pakistan’s Rameez Raja as the scorer of the most number of World Cup hundreds.

Tendulkar’s 84- ball hundred was the third fastest in the tournament, only behind the 82-ball century by former West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd against Australia in the 1975 final at the Lord’s and the 83-ball effort by his countryman Brian Lara in the 1996 quarterfinal against South Africa at Karachi.

Kenya won the toss and elected to field but didn’t make a breakthrough until the 13th over when fast bowler Martin Suji trapped Saurav Ganguly leg- before – wicket for 13. Sadagopan Ramesh and Dravid took the score from 50 for one to 89 for two before Ramesh was run out after a mix- up.

Ramesh scored 44 off 66 balls before  Steve Tikolo fielded the ball at mid- on and ran him out at the non-striker’s end in the 21st over.

The 26- year – old master batsman came in at no. 4 with the total at 89 for two and smashed 10 boundaries and two sixes as he raced to 100 off 84 balls.

Tendulkar became the first century – maker of the tournament when he blazed his 22nd one-day international 100.

He also shared a world cup-record third-wicket partnership, scoring three sixes and 16 fours, in an unbeaten 237 run stand with Rahul Dravid. Dravid batted for 37 over and notched 104 off 109 balls to play the perfect anchor role.

The pair beat the record of 207 set by Australian brothers Mark and Steve Waugh, also against Kenya, at the 1996 world cup.  

India registered their highest score in the World Cup when they piled up 329 against Kenya at Bristol. Their previous best was 289 for 6 against Australia at Delhi in the 1987 World Cup. It was also India’s highest in one- day internationals. Their earlier best was 316 for 7 against Pakistan at Dhaka in 1998.

Today was the second instance when two batsmen scored centuries  in the same innings in the World Cup. Earlier Vivian Richards (181) and Gordon Greenidge (105) had scored centuries in the same innings against Sri Lanka at Karachi in the 1987  World Cup.

Tendulkar became the fourth batsman after Vivian Richards, Rameez Raja and Mark Waugh to hit three centuries in the World Cup.

It was one of the finest and memorable innings from Tendulkar who put behind the grief of his father’s death and played for the country as per the wish of his mother and wife. He lived up to their faith. It was an innings  of pure genius. He just devoured the bowlers hitting them all over the ground with utmost ease.

“Not only did you let the deep personal loss caused by your father’s demise deter you, but you actually used it as an inspiration to scale yet another summit in cricketing excellence.” He said “The whole of India is proud of you today. You have showed the entire nation, especially the Indian youth, how to serve the nation by overcoming each and every adversity,” Vajpayee said.

The prime Minister concluded his message cup saying: “I join all my countrymen in wishing you, and the Indian cricket team, all the best in the rest of the world cup. “it was a memorable match. I felt proud of this match.


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