Focus back on Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th ton

Zeecric Bureau

Trent Bridge (Nottingham): As the Indian team takes guard on the second day of the 2nd Test match against England in Nottingham, all eyes would be again set on Sachin Tendulkar who is just one short of his 100th international ton.

A massive hype has been created around Tendulkar’s impending 100th ton and it has become one of the most interesting features of the India-England series as he is expected to score one in the ongoing series.

However, fans from across the globe were left disappointed as Tendulkar failed to make any significant contribution to the scoreboard in the first Test recording scores of 34 and 12 at Lord’s, a venue where he has never scored a century.

He might have missed the opportunity to score his 100th international century at historic Lord’s but the master blaster achieved yet another milestone when he stepped on the Trent Bridge turf on Friday that marked his 100th overseas Test appearance.

Nottingham has been a favorite hunting ground for the batsman in the longest format against England where he has scored 469 runs against them in three Tests at an average of 78.17.

Sachin is already the most capped player ever in Test matches having played 179 matches for India since making his debut against arch-rival Pakistan in 1989.

India will start the day with Dravid and Laxman on the crease as they aim to surpass England’s first innings score of 221 after they lost Abhinav Mukund on the first day for a first ball duck. The visitors are currently 24 for one.

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