On this day, nine years ago in 2012, Indian opener Virender Sehwag played his 100th Test match at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against England. Sehwag played its 100th Test match during the second match of the four-match test series against England when the English team toured the country in 2012-13. By hitting first, Chesteshwar Pujara scored a magnificent hundred as India posted a moderate total of 327 runs before being thrown out. Pujara scored 135 runs off 350 balls using 12 boundaries. Sehwag were India’s third highest run-getter in their first innings. He scored 30 runs off 43 balls using four boundaries before being thrown out by Monty Panesar.

Panesar was the choice of bowler for England when he got five wickets.

In response, riding on centuries from Alastair Cook (122 runs off 270 balls) and Kevin Pietersen (186 runs off 233 balls), England posted a respectable total of 413 runs for the loss of ten wickets and took in the process 86 runs lead. For India, Pragyan Ojha played with the ball as he scalped five wickets while giving away 143 runs.

During India’s second innings, Panesar got a move of six wickets, while Graeme Swann selected four wickets to gather the home team for a paltry total of 142 runs.

Indian veteran Gautam Gambhir was the top scorer for the host in the third innings as he smashed 65 runs off 142 balls. Spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin was India’s second highest runner, scoring 11 runs on 10 balls.

Apart from Gambhir and Ashwin, no Indian batsman was even able to touch the double-digit mark during their second innings. Sehwag scored 9 runs off 14 balls before becoming Panesar’s first victim.

After 57 runs to win in the fourth innings, England won the match by ten wickets. The English team won the four-match test series 2-1.

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