Sachin slams 6th double ton in Test cricket

Zeecric Bureau

Bangalore: Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar scored yet another double century of his legendary Test career when he touched the milestone in the morning session on day four of the Bangalore Test against Australia.

Resuming his innings on 191, Sachin took 18 balls to score nine runs and reached the double hundred in style.

Sachin was finally dismissed for 214 by fast bowler Peter George. His 363-ball epic knock consisted of 22 fours and 2 sixes. It was Sachin’s sixth double-ton of in Tests and second against Australia. Sachin is now joint fourth in the list of double-century scorers with Don Bradman (12), Brian Lara (9) and Wally Hammond (7) scoring more double tons than him. Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Marvan Atapattu, Javed Miandad also scored 6 double centuries each in Tests.

After achieving the Herculean feat of being the first cricketer to complete 14,000 runs in Test cricket on Sunday, Sachin Tendulkar had touched another glorious milestone as he completed his 49th Test century on Monday.

Tendulkar now has 95 international centuries, including 46 in the ODIs.

With just five centuries left to complete a ton of tons in international cricket, he is expected to complete the 50 Test centuries by the time the three-Test series against New Zealand ends next month.

Yesterday, it was an eventful day for India as a mammoth 308-run partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Murali Vijay helped India post 435/5 at the end of the third day of the second Test against Australia here at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Sachin displayed tremendous grit throughout the day as he remained unbeaten on 191, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (11 not out) coming to his aide towards the end.

Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, opener Murali Vijay also slammed his maiden Test ton, scoring a fine 139 runs.