Melbourne: It was misfortune for fans around the world as Sachin Tendulkar 100th international ton extend as he was clean bowled at a score of 73 runs.
The Little Maestro knock out just before the end of the day’s play and India were ultimately 214/3 at stumps on Day 2, trailing by 119 runs.
Rahul Dravid (68*) was yet victorious and would look to become the first Indian to score a ton in the series.
At begin of the session, India lost the first wicket in the run hunt as Gautam Gambhir (3) edging one behind the stumps. The batsman fished outside the off stump and paid the prize, giving Ben Hilfenhaus his first scalp of the summer.
On the other hand, Virender Sehwag’s (67) risky turn at the crease ended with an inside rim onto the stumps. The fall appealed to Sachin Tendulkar on the crease, who received a loud applause from the crowd as he walked out to bat.
Tendulkar and Dravid had smashed elegant fifties to boost India against Australia. The centurion partnership took the total past the 200-run mark with both the class batsmen scoring runs abundantly.
Rahul Dravid strike to bat in an explosive environment on the field where a couple of verbal arguments between the batsmen and the Aussie team had already taken place.
At the end of the second day of first Test, Indian scorecard read 214/3, trailing Australia by 327 runs.