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Sachin on course for fairytale farewell

Mumbai: India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar Thursday kept alive hopes of a big farewell knock with an unfinished 38 on the first day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies at the Wankhede

IANS Updated on: November 14, 2013 23:32 IST

The West Indies team stood in a guard of honour as the giant screen displayed the images of the cricketing legend's childhood.

What followed was pure entertainment for the fans as Tendulkar was in sublime touch. Every run he took, every boundary he struck, was wildly cheered by the fans and these strokes will remain etched in their memory for ever.

The 40-year-old brought the high-flying Shillingford to ground with two superbly timed fours in the 18th over, the first past point and the next past mid-off.

In the next over, he struck pacer Shannon Gabriel through the covers for his third four. For the puritans it was sheer delight.


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