Friday, March 20, 2009

Tendulkar Century Pushes India Ahead in New Zealand Cricket Test

March 20 (Bloomberg) -- Sachin Tendulkar hit a record- extending 42nd Test century to put India in control of the first cricket Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
Tendulkar, the highest scorer in Test history, made 160 to lift India to 520 all out, a first-innings lead of 241 runs. He then caught Tim McIntosh at slip to give Zaheer Khan his 200th Test wicket before New Zealand slumped to 75-3 at stumps.
Tendulkar batted for 400 minutes and struck 24 boundaries to move five hundreds clear of Australia captain Ricky Ponting on the all-time list and improve India’s chances of winning a series in New Zealand for the first time in 41 years.
The Black Caps ended the day 166 runs behind, with Martin Guptill scoring 48 and Daniel Flynn unbeaten on 24. The century was Tendulkar’s third in his past seven Test innings and followed his 163 not out in a one-day victory over New Zealand this month.

No comments: