Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he made history with a double-century against South Africa in Gwalior.
His innings came in the second One-Day International and was the first innings of 200 in an ODI and the Mumbai player faced 147 balls, hit 25 fours and three sixes as he helped India rack up 401 for three.
Tendulkar was in stupendous form and never looked like getting out during his innings, batting throughout India's 50 overs before they went on to win the game by 153 runs, sealing the three-match series at the same time.
The innings was Tendulkar's 46th ODI century in his 442nd match and he passed the previous record of 194, which was held jointly by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry.
Other contenders for the weekly award included Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad, who made an unbeaten 215 as his side chased 494 to beat Canada in a first-class match, Brendon McCullum, who blasted a Twenty20 International century for New Zealand against Australia, and West Indian spinner Sulieman Benn, who returned figures of four for six in a Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe.
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