Sachin falls shy of record centuries
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