Sachin Tendulkar scored his 48th Test hundred to lead India’s fightback on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo on Wednesday. He his ton in 167 balls which was studded with 13 boundaries and a six.
India were vulnerably placed on 243/4 at tea on day three needing 200 runs to avoid follow on, but it reached 382/4 at stumps. India just need 61 runs to avoid follow on with six wickets in hand.
Sachin also equalled the former Australian captain Steve Waugh’s record to have played the most number of test matches (168).