The first test between India and Australia ended in a draw. Facing a target of 299 runs to be made in 83 overs, India finished the final day with 177/4 before bad light forced the match to be abandoned.
Tendulkar, who made a match saving 49, was caught in the covers off debutant spinner Cameron White just 15 short of surpassing West Indian Brian Lara’s tally of 11,953 runs as Test cricket’s leading run-getter.
As and when Tendulkar surpasses Lara’s record, He will hold the record of scoring the highest runs both in Tests and ODIs. He may do so in the second test in Mohali beginning on Friday.