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Unbeaten hundred against England Tendulkar's best: Sehwag

cricket Updated: Dec 15, 2008 17:45 IST

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Swashbucking India opener Virender Sehwag, who set the tone for India's victory in the first Test against England here with an 68-ball 83, on Monday rated Sachin Tendulkar's unbeaten century as the best of the 41 hundreds that the master batsman has scored so far.

"I was telling on Sunday that if we play 80-90 overs we will win. It happened today with Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh batting really well," Sehwag said after India won the match by six wickets.

"This is Sachin's best hundred I had seen. Here at the same venue (in 1999) he was injured against Pakistan in a similar situation. He could not finish off the match for India at that time. But this time he won the match for us," he added.

Sehwag said he was surprised the way Tendulkar and Yuvraj batted with ease as the pitch was a difficult one to bat on with the ball turning and bouncing.

"I was surprised by how Tendulkar and Yuvraj batted with so much ease. The wicket was turning and bouncing," he said.

On the dressing room atmosphere during the match Sehwag said, "The dressing atmosphere is fantastic. I have been playing cricket for eight years and I think the atmosphere is really great."