Match : India V England
Venue : Ahmedabad, India : Year 2001
It was a very patient knock by the little master on a fairly difficult track and under pressure. England had batted first at Motera and notched up a competitive 407 with very useful contributions coming from batsmen down the order. Indian batsmen struggled against the left-arm spin of Ashley Giles but Sachin ensured the damage would be limited. His knock took so much time off the test that England couldn't press home for a win. India retained their 1-0 lead.