Sachin sacrifices a ton for the sake of team
SACHIN Tendulkar sacrificed a century to give his teammates batting time ahead of the Test series with Australia in their drawn tour match in Canberra yesterday.
Tendulkar has 99 international centuries, Test and one-dayers. He retired on 92 in the tourists’ 320 for six on the final day of play.
Tendulkar hammered 15 boundaries off 132 balls as India got in precious batting time ahead of the opening Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. The Chairman’s XI scored 398 for six declared.
VVS Laxman also retired on 57 off 76 balls while Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 56 off 80 balls before bad weather intervened.
Tendulkar’s last century was 111 against South Africa at the World Cup last March, with his last Test century coming against South Africa with 146 in in Cape Town last January. –SAPA-AFP