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Sachin Tendulkar smashes 163 against New Zealand in 3rd ODI

Sachin Tendulkar,India,New Zealand,Yuvraj Singh,Jesse Ryder

Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar slammed a blistering 163 and helped his team win the third ODI by 58 runs against New Zealand at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Sunday.

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The master-blaster’s first century on New Zealand soil helped India put up a mammoth 392 for four off their stipulated 50 overs after put in to bat by stand-in Kiwi skipper Brendon McCulum.

Tendulkar added 50 runs off 60 balls with Gautam Gambhir (15 off 27 balls) for the second wicket after Virender Sehwag got out early.

He then put on 138 runs for the third wicket off 17.4 overs with Yuvraj Singh (87 off 60 balls with ten fours and six sixes) and then stitched another 135 runs with his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (68 off 58 balls with five fours and two sixes) off 15.4 overs for the fourth wicket before he retired injured.

Tendulkar, who looked set to break the highest individual score record in an ODI before stomach cramps forced him to go back to the pavilion.

Tendulkar faced 133 balls, which included 16 boundaries and five sixes and was declared the Man-of-the-Match.

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