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Monday, October 13, 2008

Sachin falls short of Lara's record

NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar failed to break legendary Brian Lara's record of maximum runs in Test cricket. He fell just 15 runs short of Brian L
ara's record of 11,953 runs in Tests. ( Watch )

Sachin hit a flighted delivery by Cameron White straight to Michael Clarke in the extra cover region. What was interesting in the dismissal was that just prior to that over, both Sachin and Laxman complained to the umpires about the light and that forced Australian captain Ricky Ponting to bring on debutant spinner White in the attack.

Sachin was battling to save the Test match after Australia set a victory target of 299 runs on the final day of the first Test.

Earlier, Australia grabbed two quick wickets when seamer Stuart Clark sent back opener Virender Sehwag (6) and Brett Lee dismissed Rahul Dravid for mere five to leave India tottering on 41 for two at lunch.

Clark had Sehwag caught at slip by Matthew Hayden in the sixth over. The opener had been dropped by wicketkeeper Haddin off Lee in the previous over.

Dravid, who scored a dogged fifty in the first innings, fell three overs later, flicking uppishly for Ricky Ponting to take a magnificent diving catch at mid-wicket.

Opener Gautam Gambhir was the lone batsman dismissed in the post-lunch session, bowled for 29 by left-arm seamer Mitchell Johnson. Gambhir, who added 53 runs with Sachin, failed to take advantage of surviving two close appeals off a single delivery.

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