Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he totalled 267 runs to help his side beat Australia in the in Bangalore.
He stroked 214 to hand India a first-innings lead and then a fluent unbeaten 53 on the final day to guide them to an important seven-wicket victory in the match and a 2-0 series win.
His 49th Test century saw him face 363 balls, hitting 22 fours and two sixes as he saw India to a score of 495 in reply to Australia's 478.
He added 308 runs for the third wicket with Murali Vijay, who scored his maiden century in making 139. After bowling Australia out for 223 in their second innings, Tendulkar was at the crease, and hitting the winning runs when India reached 207 for three to clinch a famous win, having secured the in Mohali by just one wicket.
He was also named as the man of the match and the man of the series.
Other contenders for the weekly award included South African Hashim Amla, for scoring two centuries in three days against Zimbabwe, Shakib Al Hasan, for leading Bangladesh by example with runs and wickets as they scored an historic 4-0 ODI series win over New Zealand and Shandre Fritz, who scored an for South Africa Women against Netherlands Women in the ICC Women's Cricket Challenge.
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