Tendulkar Unbeaten on 38 After First Day of Last Cricket MatchChristopher Elser
Sachin Tendulkar is 38 not out at the end of the first day of his final cricket Test as India finished the opening day of its second Test 25 runs behind the West Indies.
Tendulkar is playing his 200th and final match in the longest form of the game. He faced 73 balls, and hit 6 fours today in Mumbai.
The hosts won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat. The visitors were all out for 182 runs in 55.2 overs, and India ended its day on 157-2.
Nicknamed “Little Master” and “Master Blaster,” the 5-foot-5 Tendulkar is playing in his hometown. He holds almost all of cricket’s major run-getting records, including the most runs and centuries in elite Test and one-day matches. In 2011, he helped India win its first Cricket World Cup title since 1983.
Last year, when just one month shy of his 39th birthday, he became the first player to score 100 international centuries.
Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in November 1989 and registered his first three-figure score the following year against England. In 2008, he passed West Indian batsman Brian Lara as the top scorer in elite five-day matches. Another