Nagpur: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar smashed his 99th ton in all forms of the game on Saturday against South Africa and with that he extended his record for highest centuries in the World Cup games.

It was the sixth time when he went past the score of hundred in the mega event.

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Mark Waugh from Australia all follow the master with scored four World Cup hundreds each.

Tendulkar scored 111 runs during his 101-ball stay at the crease in India`s group-B match against the Proteas. His dazzling knock ended when JP Duminy caught him at point off Morne Morkel.

His knock was 48th ODI hundred and is now just one shot of creating a century of international centuries as he also has scored 51 Test hundreds.

Tendulkar also notched up 2000 ODI runs against South Africa and incidentally, the legendary batsman had scored the record-breaking 200 against the Proteas in Gwalior in February last year.

South Africa is now fourth team in the world to have conceded 2000 or more runs to Tendulkar. Australia (3005), Pakistan (2389) and Sri Lanka (2965) are the other teams, that have conceded 2000 or more runs to Tendulkar.

Tendulkar, playing his sixth World Cup, also holds the records for most runs and most half-centuries in the flagship event of the ICC.

He has accumulated 2120 runs in 41 matches and has scored 13 fifties so far, followed by Ponting with 1577 runs in 42 matches.

Ganguly is the only other Indian to score 1000 or more runs in World Cup. The former captain made 1006 runs in 21 matches and stands 11th in the list of highest run scorers in World Cup.

(Agencies)