Tendulkar, seeking to become the first cricketer to reach the milestone, had cruised to 94 after resuming at 67 on day four in Mumbai before edging a Ravi Rampaul delivery to West Indies captain Darren Sammy at second slip. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also got out before the lunch break.
He averaged 34 in the four-match Test series in England in July and August that the home team swept 4-0. His highest score in the first three matches was 56, then he got to 91 in the second innings of the fourth match before getting out leg- before-wicket.
Two weeks ago, Tendulkar scored 76 as India successfully chased a target of 276 to win the first Test against the West Indies. He was 24 runs short of his century when he was out lbw while attempting a pull shot. He made 38 in his only innings in the second match, which India won by an innings and 15 runs.
The 38-year-old Tendulkar, who made his debut against India’s archrival Pakistan in 1989, now has 15,180 Test runs atop the career run-scoring list. His average -- at 56.22 per Test innings -- is the highest by any Indian who batted at least 20 times and 16th in a list headed by Donald Bradman on 99.94.
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