Wednesday 22 November 2017

Tendulkar misses 100th ton


Sachin Tendulkar threatened to bring up a magical 100th international century but was dismissed late on day two after helping put India in command of the first Test against Australia.

Tendulkar was bowled by Peter Siddle for a dashing 73 from 98 deliveries, three balls before stumps at the MCG. He teamed up with Rahul Dravid, who scored a patient 68 not out to help the tourists reach 214-3 heading into the third day in response to Australia's first-innings score of 333.

The two greatest Test run-scorers of all time put on 117 for the third wicket -- their 20th century partnership.

Tendulkar had eight fours to go with his six, and scored his 64th Test 50 with a single off Nathan Lyon that produced one of the loudest cheers of the day from a Melbourne crowd which featured a healthy portion of Indian supporters.

Earlier, Australia made it to 333 thanks to some handy cameos from Siddle (41) and Ben Hilfenhaus (19).

Irish Independent

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