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Sachin's ODI 200 in Times magazine's top 10 sports moments

Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking ODI double century has found a place in the Times magazine's top 10 sports moments of the year.

cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2010 14:09 IST

Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking ODI double century has found a place in the Times magazine's top 10 sports moments of the year.

"Certain sports milestones seem simply unreachable: In cricket, it's the ODI double-hundred: no man had ever produced 200 runs for his team during a one-day international match," The Times said.

"In February, however, India's Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest run scorer of all-time, hit the magic milestone against a powerful South African squad.

"Tendulkar smacked three "sixes" — the cricket equivalent of a home run — during his epic performance, and the build up to 200 was exhilarating.

"When he reached 199, the home crowd in Gwalior waved Indian flags, and roared, knowing they were about to witness history. The diminutive Tendulkar, dubbed "The Little Master," slapped a single past the South African fielders. The world's 1.5 billion cricket fans had a moment they'd never forget," it said.