Sachin falls shy of record cen­turies

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MO­HALI: In­dian Cricket player Sachin Ten­dulkar will have to wait un­til In­dia's next one-day in­ter­na­tional to try and record his hun­dredth 100 af­ter be­ing dis­missed for 85 in the semi­fi­nal con­test with Pak­istan.

Sachin Ten­dulkar was caught by Shahid Afridi on 85 leav­ing him still chas­ing that 100th in­ter­na­tional

Ten­dulkar ap­peared to be liv­ing a charmed life af­ter be­ing dropped four times and seemed des­tined to record the land­mark cen­tury in a match that has sparked the imag­i­na­tion more than any other dur­ing these fi­nals, re­ported The Tele­graph.

The 'Lit­tle Mas­ter' - who has 51 Test cen­turies and 48 in one-day in­ter­na­tion­als - also saw an lbw de­ci­sion over­turned in his favour when he was on 23 be­fore poor Pak­istan field­ing saw him re­prieved on 27, 45, 70 and 81.

He was fi­nally out caught by Pak­istan cap­tain Shahid Afridi off Saeed Aj­mal in the 37th over.

Ten­dulkar, with his 95th one-day in­ter­na­tional 50, an­chored the In­dian in­nings af­ter a blis­ter­ing start had threat­ened to un­ravel.

Vi­rat Kohli (9) and Yu­vraj Singh (0) fell to the swing of Wa­hab Riaz in suc­ces­sive balls, with the Pak­istani bowler com­ing close to find­ing the edge of Ma­hen­dra Singh Dhoni's bat for a hat­trick. -On­line

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