23 Aug 2011

Tendulkar falls nine short of 100th century

8:04 am on 23 August 2011

The Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar succumbed nine short of an unprecedented 100th international century on the final day of the fourth test against England at the Oval in London.

The 38-year-old, playing in what might be his final test innings in England, was lbw to the first ball of Tim Bresnan's second spell of the day for 91.

Tendulkar, who holds the record for test and one-day centuries and runs, stood at the crease in disbelief before walking slowly back to the pavilion to a standing ovation.

There are no reviews of lbw decision in this series becauseIndian cricket authorities do not accept the ball-tracking technology but replays showed the ball would have clipped the leg stump.

Tendulkar could still reach his 100th century on English soil during India's five-match one-day series.