Match : India V Sri Lanka
Venue : Bilateral test series, 2009 at Ahmedabad
It was a match-saving effort from Sachin in a test where most things went wrong for India. The bowlers had conceded a record 760 at home against the Lankans and then had their backs to the wall while trying to avoid the prospect of innings loss. Sachin played out five hours for his century and kept the Lankans spin attack led by Muttiah Muralitharan at bay.