Considered one of the best knocks of the cricket World Cup, Tendulkar had blasted 98 off just 75 balls against a Pakistani bowling line-up that included the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younus and Shoaib Akhtar.
Tendulkar, who opened the Indian innings with Virender Sehwag, had hit 12 boundaries and one six off Akhtar and made the chase of 274 runs look a simple procedure. India won the match by 6 wickets. [Scorecard]
The innings, although was curtailed by a lethal delivery from Akhtar, gave India their fourth consecutive victory over Pakistan in the World Cup. Tendulkar also won his second man of the match award against Pakistan in the World Cup, thanks to that innings.
He won his third man of the match award against Pakistan in the World Cup in 2011.