Asia Cup - 4th match

Bangladesh v India

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Crowd's yet to pick up. Tendulkar and Gambhir are ready

Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and they will bowl first. Dhoni's quite happy batting first anyway. Ashok Dinda is replacing Vinay Kumar, who's out injured. Not sure what the problem is but Dhoni suggested it wasn't anything serious. Bangladesh are unchanged.

Flood of comments coming in ever since word spread that India is batting. For obvious reasons of course...

Stuart Law just gave an interview on TV. When asked about the languaage barrier, he said he was managing with a few words of Bengali. "They teach me all the bad ones first."

More comments..

Ashwin: "The only way Tiwary or Yusuf are going to play for Team India, is if they transfer to chennai super kings." Quite a few suggesting the same!

Sabrish: "@Khan, Real Madrid No.1 In La Liga, India No. 1 in??"

Khan: "Tiwary has the same delimma as Nuri Sahin has at Real Madrid!!.. too many people fighting for a place.. and probably both are not the favourites of capt/coach.. poor lads".

Gautham: "I thought today yusuf will play instead of jadeja. But still Dhoni having tremendous amount of hope on Jadu. I dont think even Jadu having this much amount of confidence in himself. Please dhoni,give him a break.Give chance to tiwary or yusuf."

Gautham's not the only one asking the same question. What I fail to understand is what must poor Tiwary do to get a game?

You may also read the preview of this game.

1.15pm: Good day everybody and welcome to the coverage of the game between hosts Bangladesh and India. Must-win game for Bangladesh, if they lose this, they go home. Oh not really, they live here. If India lose, it gives their game against Pakistan more context.

The pitch is expected to take more turn this time. That can't be bad news for Bangladesh.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, loosener just outside off and softly played away to the off side

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, fullish outside off and he pushes it down to mid-off

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, drifts on the pads and he clips it away towards midwicket

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Mashrafe not bowling at peak speed yet

Slip and a gully in place

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, gives him width and he shapes to cut but ends up chopping it to cover

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 2 runs, on the body and gently clipped away down to fine leg, the fielder dives and stops it

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
G Gambhir    2* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-2-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (0b)     

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, fullish in length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, similar delivery shaping away from the right-hander but Sachin is happy to leave it

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, FOUR, that's a brilliant drive, meaty half volley outside the off stump and he has to lean forward a long way to caress that past the covers

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, that's a good comeback. pitched up and he has Sachin poking at it, nearly shaved the face of the bat

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, brings it back inwards and he watchfully leaves it alone

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, full and swinging in and he clips it across the line but can't beat square leg

Save for that close call, good start by Sachin

End of over 2 (4 runs) India 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
SR Tendulkar    4* (6b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-4-0
G Gambhir    2* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, drops it with soft hands towards point and sets off quickly, Tendulkar was quicker

Mahmudullah at short cover

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and wide and he has to reach out and ends up slapping it wide of short cover, poor delivery really

Sudhakar: "Sachin hit the 2000 ODI boundary of his career. Obiviously he is the 1st one to reach it."

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, this one nips back in and Tendulkar stays back at the crease and pushes it down the track

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, punched back to the bowler and it's a front-foot no-ball, free hit coming up..

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, Free Hit: And Tendulkar fails to put away this short one, quite a steep bouncer and too much for the batsman as he tried to upper cut, had a glance at the umpire

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and he turns it down to midwicket

Square leg goes back. Slip goes to short midwicket

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, punches it square but cannot beat point

End of over 3 (6 runs) India 12/0 (RR: 4.00)
SR Tendulkar    8* (12b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0
G Gambhir    3* (7b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-4-0

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, no run, swings it inwards and he gets forward and clips it down to mid-on

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, drops it with soft hands down towards point and they hurry the single

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, 1 wide, wide down the leg side and Mushfiqur is alert to catch that as the ball suddenly moved to his right

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, stays back at the crease and knocks it back to the bowler, didn't move his feet much

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, drives a bit away from the body, swings late and it's full and he can't beat cover

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, this one comes back inwards and had the batsman in a bit of a tangle, he managed to clip it away to the on side

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, nicely punched off the back foot down to mid-off

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
SR Tendulkar    8* (16b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-6-0
G Gambhir    4* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, stays back at the crease and punches it down towards short cover

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, drifts onto the pads and he uppishly clips it down to deep square leg

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, gets half forward and softly pushes it to the off side

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, nips this one back in and he clips it down to the on side, moving his feet well

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, FOUR, wide again and he pounces on this one, had to reach out and yet managed to slice it well and wide of Nasir at backward point

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, tempts him with another wide one but gets away with it as Tendulkar reaches out, slashes and misses, close to being a wide

Babu: "Tiwary should come out like Badrinath and slam the selection committee saying give me a chance to fail. but only different thing he should do is "Play well in the game! and continue playing well :)"

End of over 5 (5 runs) India 19/0 (RR: 3.80)
SR Tendulkar    12* (20b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-13-0
G Gambhir    5* (11b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-6-0

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, FOUR, crisp cut! Good length wide of the off stump and he goes back and slices it well wide of point, pure timing

He has a short point

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, no run, closer to the off stump and he pats it down to the off side

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, no run, big slash! Quicker delivery and more bounce, wide as well and he wanted to slash that away but missed it completely

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he neatly clips it behind square on the on side, fielder runs across and mops up at the edge of the boundary

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, OUT, inside edge! Shafiul angles it across the left-hander, Gambhir stays rooted to the crease and tries to drive and gets a thick inside edge that thuds onto the stumps, lack of foot movement the cause

G Gambhir b Shafiul Islam 11 (27m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, big appeal for an lbw and that looked close! Nips this back in sharply and hits his back leg on the drive, perhaps that was too high, need to see another replay

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 25/1 (RR: 4.16)
V Kohli    0* (1b)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-12-1
SR Tendulkar    12* (20b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-13-0

Slip and a short cover in place

6.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, good length on the off stump and tucked towards midwicket

6.2

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, nicely driven square but straight to point

Hawkeye showed the ball hitting the top of middle stump, the Kohli appeal

6.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, FOUR, it's all boundaries for Tendulkar, good length on the off stump, enough width for him to punch it in front of square and beat the diving cover fielder

6.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, seemed a bit slower and for a change he just gets a single, pushed down to square third man

6.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

6.6

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, FOUR, if you bowl it on the pads to Kohli then forget about it, turns the face of the bat and whips it away behind square, no chance for the fielder in the deep

End of over 7 (9 runs) India 34/1 (RR: 4.85)
V Kohli    4* (3b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-9-0
SR Tendulkar    17* (24b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-12-1

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, full and in the slow to drive straighter but he turned the face of the bat and knocked it towards mid-on

7.2

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, 1 run, brings it inwards and Tendulkar tucks it to square leg and it's a good effort by Nazimuddin to slide and cut it off, they take a single though

7.3

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, pushes it softly to the off side

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, tries to angle it wide of point but places it straight to the fielder

7.5

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, slower ball and fuller and he checks his drive back to the bowler

7.6

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, FOUR, lovely drive off the front foot, full and angling in on the off stump and he shows the full face and bisects the gap between cover and mid-off

Sameer: "Bangladesh's decision to field was right because of many factors: a) They were buoyed up with their performance against Pakistan b) They know Indian bowling is weak as compared to their batting. c) Dew effect in the evening"

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 39/1 (RR: 4.87)
V Kohli    8* (7b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-17-1
SR Tendulkar    18* (26b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-9-0

8.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, just drifts wide of the leg stump

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-off and jogs the single

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, gets well forward and drives firmly towards long-off

8.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, stays on the back foot and punches it to short cover

He has a slip too

8.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward and drives to mid-off

8.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, clipped wide of square leg and he takes the first run quickly but decides against the second

End of over 9 (3 runs) India 42/1 (RR: 4.66)
SR Tendulkar    20* (31b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-0
V Kohli    9* (8b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-17-1

9.1

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, FOUR, he's in the best touch we've seen after a long time, half volley outside the off stump and he leans forward and dismisses it wide of extra cover

9.2

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifts down the leg side and he clips him down to fine leg

9.3

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, he stays beside the line and knocks it towards cover point

9.4

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 1 run, angles it from wide of the crease and he opens the face and dabs it to third man

9.5

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, nicely punched off the front foot but straight to short cover

9.6

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, 1 run, half volley on the pads and he eases it behind square on the on side, there's protection in the deep

End of over 10 (7 runs) India 49/1 (RR: 4.90)
SR Tendulkar    26* (35b 5x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-24-1
V Kohli    10* (10b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-0

10.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 wide, bangs it in short down the leg side and he ducks, wide called

10.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he stays on the backfoot and clips it away to fine leg, can't take the second

10.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, once again Kohli very easily tucks it behind square, easy paced pitch to play that shot

10.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 2 runs, didn't come on to the bat very quickly but he was prepared to wait, rock back and cut to third man

10.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, tucked off the hips and he hurries the run

10.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, defended down the pitch off the full face of the bat, solidly done

10.6

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, FOUR, you should have seen that speed away! Full on the pads and clipped away with little effort, raced past square leg and bisected the gap between two fielders in the deep

Mathivanan: "Tendulkar overshadowed mamta's rail budget in 2010. Will he do it today to over shadow Pranab's?"

End of over 11 (10 runs) India 59/1 (RR: 5.36)
V Kohli    15* (13b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-18-0
SR Tendulkar    29* (38b 5x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-24-1

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off and he punches it to the off side

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes quite slowly onto the bat and he shuffles and clips it to the leg side

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, quicker and flatter and he punches it hard down the pitch

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, pushes it with the angle down to long-off

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, quicker one and Tendulkar read the length a bit late, managed to push it to the off side

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, slower through the air, softly knocked to the on side

End of over 12 (2 runs) India 61/1 (RR: 5.08)
SR Tendulkar    30* (42b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
V Kohli    16* (15b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-18-0

12.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, bowls it a bit short and Kohli is hurried onto the shot, pulls but keeps it down

12.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, short one again and pulled to the same fielder at midwicket, seemed like an action replay

12.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips him down to fine leg

12.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, excellent running, he drops it with soft hands down towards cover point and sets off

12.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, once again another solid punch to the off side, no runs but pleasing to watch that hit the middle of the bat

12.6

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, (no ball) 1 run, he oversteps and bowls it short, Kohli swivels and pulls down to fine leg

Another free hit

12.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, Free Hit: I don;t know why Tendulkar has this luck with a free hit, but credit to the bowler, fast yorker outside the off stump, he tries in vain to squeeze it out

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 65/1 (RR: 5.00)
SR Tendulkar    31* (44b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-22-0
V Kohli    18* (20b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, fullish on the off stump and he drives to mid-off

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, flatter delivery and he gets forward and defends

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, gets well forward and drives a full delivery to long-off

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, came a bit too forward there, managed to squeeze it out

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, quicker and drifting on the pads, hits his leg and rolls to the on side

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, punched towards cover and he sets off but is sent back

End of over 14 (1 run) India 66/1 (RR: 4.71)
SR Tendulkar    31* (47b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0
V Kohli    19* (23b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-22-0

14.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, gets away with a half volley as it's driven straight to short extra cover, good balance from Kohli

14.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, persists with that short delivery and he swivels and pulls to midwicket again, something's got to give..

14.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, angles it towards off and middle and he uses his wrists well to clip it to deep square leg, his signature shot

14.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, tries the short one to Tendulkar who just about manages to fend it off his glove behind the keeper

14.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, fullish on the middle stump and he gently eases it down to fine leg

14.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, on this easy paced pitch he stays back and doesn't hit it too hard, places it wide of backward point

He hit a 48 in the CB Series. Closing in on that..

End of over 15 (7 runs) India 73/1 (RR: 4.86)
SR Tendulkar    36* (49b 6x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-29-0
V Kohli    21* (27b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, full and wide outside off and driven to extra cover

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, drifts to the leg stump and he clips it to the leg side

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, skids through, hits the pads and sneaks past the off stump

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and drives to the off side

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, flatter and angling in on the middle stump, he tucks it to the on side

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 wide, down the leg side and he's on his knee and tries to paddle it away, misses it

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to long-on

End of over 16 (3 runs) India 76/1 (RR: 4.75)
SR Tendulkar    37* (51b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-6-0
V Kohli    22* (31b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-29-0

They've taken the bowling Powerplay

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, softly patted to the off side

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, quicker delivery and he drives to the off side

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, SIX, been ages since we've seen that from him! Tossed up on middle and leg and he clears the front leg and carts it over wide long-on

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, sweeps firmly and he finds deep square leg

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg and he pushes it down to long-on

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, gets on the front foot and clips it to midwicket

It's been a largely flawless knock by Tendulkar today

Mayur: "This Abdur Razzak guy is haunting me. I cant stop thinking about the world cup 2007 ball to Sachin. Whenever he bowls, that dreaded ball is replayed in my mind."

Best feedback of the day goes to Anil: "Dear Kanishkaa please do not jinx sachin, if he got out now, your name is going to India TV for not letting him make 100."

End of over 17 (8 runs) India 84/1 (RR: 4.94)
SR Tendulkar    44* (56b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0
V Kohli    23* (32b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-6-0

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, makes room and he knocks it down to mid-off

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, makes a bit of room and drives him down to long-off

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it back to the bowler but plays it late and close to the pads, had the keeper a bit excited

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, a few paces down the pitch but checks the drive

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and after a big shuffle he clips it to the leg side

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, makes room again but ends up driving back to the bowler

End of over 18 (2 runs) India 86/1 (RR: 4.77)
V Kohli    24* (35b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-8-0
SR Tendulkar    45* (59b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, drifts down the leg side and he gets on his knee and sweeps and places it wide of short fine leg

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, another sweep and it's fine but it' down to short fine leg

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, FOUR, a fifty finally for Tendulkar! He made room to a flighted delivery and lofted him inside out over extra cover, a better effort was needed at the boundary

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, stumping appeal but he's safe, Tendulkar managed to drag his back foot back in time before Rahim whipped off the bails, the third umpire takes a look

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter delivery and he punched it down to long-on

His last fifty was against Pakistan in the WC semi-final

End of over 19 (7 runs) India 93/1 (RR: 4.89)
SR Tendulkar    52* (65b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-18-0
V Kohli    24* (35b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-8-0

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and steers it towards point

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side, can't nudge it away

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter delivery and he pushes it with the angle to long-on

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, makes room and he pushes it to the off side

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, clips it towards short fine leg and challenges the fielder, well run

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives to long-off

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, neatly punched but straight to extra cover

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 98/1 (RR: 4.90)
SR Tendulkar    54* (69b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-13-0
V Kohli    26* (37b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-18-0

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, goes back at the crease and punches it to long-on

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes back and across and clips it easily down to square leg for an easy single

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, stands outside leg, exposes his stumps and drives it to long-off

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes back and punches it towards long-on and runs the first quickly

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, once again Kohli makes room for the expansive drive, another single to long-off

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar doesn't make as much room but he manages to place it to the same fielder at long-off, jogs the single

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 104/1 (RR: 4.95)
SR Tendulkar    57* (72b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-24-0
V Kohli    29* (40b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-13-0

21.1

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off and he tucks it to midwicket

21.2

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, plays it a bit late, waits for it to turn before dabbing it wide of short third man

21.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, this time it keeps a bit low and he just misses it, skids through and lands on Rahim's gloves

21.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 2 runs, gets forward and drives on the up to deep extra cover

21.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives him towards point

21.6

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 22 (4 runs) India 108/1 (RR: 4.90)
SR Tendulkar    58* (75b 7x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0
V Kohli    32* (43b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-24-0

India setting themselves up for a big score. Ominous signs for Bangladesh

22.1

Nasir Hossain to Kohli, FOUR, ordinary fielding at the boundary but don;t take anything away from the shot, stays back and punched it crisply past extra cover, pure timing

22.2

Nasir Hossain to Kohli, no run, tries to dab it wide of short third man

22.3

Nasir Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

22.4

Nasir Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and pushes it with soft hands again down the track

22.5

Nasir Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays back and clips him down to deep square

22.6

Nasir Hossain to Kohli, no run, once again solidly driven but back to the bowler

Adhiraj: "If anything Bangladesh were always an amazing fielding outfit. I still remembers Alok Kapali's diving effort to save a bounday in 2003 world Cup. But today they are really not upto the mark."

End of over 23 (6 runs) India 114/1 (RR: 4.95)
V Kohli    37* (47b 4x4)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    59* (77b 7x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, flighted down the leg side and clipped away

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, comes well forward and pushes it down to long-off

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, quicker and flatter and he's confident of getting on his knee and sweeping just wide of short fine leg

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, exposes his stumps, keeps a bit low but he manages to clip it away

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, takes a few paces down the track and clips it to the leg side, the spinners are hardly troubling him

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, driven on the up and just wide of short cover, would have been a blinder

End of over 24 (6 runs) India 120/1 (RR: 5.00)
V Kohli    40* (50b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-29-0
SR Tendulkar    61* (80b 7x4 1x6)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-6-0

24.1

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, flatter delivery and he stays back and clips it to midwicket

24.2

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 2 runs, plays an expansive drive past the cover, places it wide of the sweeper to pick up a second run

24.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, tosses it up a bit more and he checks his drive to the off side

24.4

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, no run, gets well forward and drives towards mid-off

24.5

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes on to the bat slowly, he stays back, waits and steers it to the off side

24.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads and clipped away down to fine leg

That's the 100 partnership as well

End of over 25 (5 runs) India 125/1 (RR: 5.00)
V Kohli    44* (54b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-9-0
SR Tendulkar    62* (82b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-29-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up outside off and pushed wide of point

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, punches it straight back to the bowler

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, he risks the sweep again because he plays it right in front of the stumps, manages to get quite a bit of bat on it, places it to short fine leg

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, he leans forward and chips it in the air over extra cover but right in the gap, he knows where the fielders are

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes forward, turns the face of the bat and jogs a single to the leg side

These two have hardly looked troubled

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 129/1 (RR: 4.96)
SR Tendulkar    65* (87b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-33-0
V Kohli    45* (55b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-9-0

26.1

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, FOUR, bowls it flat and short and he rocks back and pulls firmly to the leg side, transfers his weight to the backfoot, Shafiul dives at fine leg and injures his shoulder, the physio comes out and he's off the field

26.2

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run

26.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run

26.4

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and pushed down to long-on

26.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, fires that on the blockhole and he manages to jam it out to point

26.6

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles and clips it to the leg side

Bit of confusion on the bowler for the last two overs. It's being corrected.

End of over 27 (9 runs) India 138/1 (RR: 5.11)
SR Tendulkar    72* (91b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-18-0
V Kohli    47* (57b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-33-0

27.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, starts off a new spell by drifting on the body, easily clips it to the leg side

27.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, fullish outside off and he pushes it down to mid-off

27.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, full delivery and driven again but straight to extra cover

27.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, tucks him up for room and he can only punch it back to the bowler

27.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, full on middle and leg and pushed down to long-on

27.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the pads and worked away down to long-on, another easy single

Crowd's picked up and gone quite vocal.

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 141/1 (RR: 5.03)
SR Tendulkar    74* (93b 8x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-16-0
V Kohli    48* (61b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-18-0

28.1

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes back at the crease and punches it to the on side

28.2

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, goes back and clips it wide of midwicket

28.3

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles far across his stumps and clips him to the leg side, he's not afraid to expose his stumps

28.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, gets to his fifty with a firm push down to long-off

28.5

Mahmudullah to Tendulkar, 1 run, easily works it down to deep midwicket

28.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, goes back and clips him down to square leg, no pressure being created on these two batsmen

End of over 29 (6 runs) India 147/1 (RR: 5.06)
V Kohli    51* (64b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-24-0
SR Tendulkar    77* (96b 8x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-16-0

29.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, a solid punch off the front foot and straight to short extra cover, Kohli has been equally flawless today

29.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, gets beside the line and plays it with soft hands to the off side

29.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, drives towards extra cover, didn't time it well enough and risks a single to Shakib, his throw was wide

29.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, FOUR, he punishes a long hop, on this pitch Kohli had enough time to swivel and pull wide of midwicket, no chance for the fielder at the deep

29.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards point

29.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, fuller delivery and he pushes this down to long-on

End of over 30 (7 runs) India 154/1 (RR: 5.13)
V Kohli    57* (68b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-23-0
SR Tendulkar    78* (98b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-24-0

Razzak returns

30.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, flatter delivery, stays back and thumps it to sweeper cover

30.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter delivery and he punches it to long-off, jogs the single

30.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, goes back at the crease and pushes it to cover

30.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and drives to cover again, tries to squeeze it past the gap

30.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, driven to cover again! Action replay

30.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays back and clips it to the leg side, better luck this time as he gets a single

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 158/1 (RR: 5.09)
SR Tendulkar    80* (102b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-17-0
V Kohli    59* (70b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-23-0

31.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, hones in on middle and leg and he shuffles and clips it towards fine leg

31.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, punched off the back foot wide of the bowler, down to long-off

31.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, fullish on the off stump and he gets forward and drives wide of cover

31.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, seemed risky at first! Wide outside off but he knew there was no slip, dabbed it down to third man

31.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, a half volley outside the off stump, drives straight to cover

31.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and checks his drive to long-on

We've reached that stage now where everyone will abandon their desks for the TV sets. Even bosses will be powerless

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 162/1 (RR: 5.06)
V Kohli    61* (73b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-27-0
SR Tendulkar    82* (105b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-17-0

32.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, he opens the face of the bat and punches it down to deep point

32.2

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, gets across and drives it to straight to mid-ff

32.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run

32.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, nicely played, a bit shorter and he weaves backwards and deftly dabs it down to third man

32.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, drifts on the pads and he clips it softly towards midwicket

32.6

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, short delivery and Kohli can't resist the pull, manages to keep it down to midwicket

Harish: "Oh My God ! My facebook wall is filled with sachin photos."

End of over 33 (2 runs) India 164/1 (RR: 4.96)
V Kohli    62* (76b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-31-0
SR Tendulkar    83* (108b 8x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-27-0

33.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, taps it down towards mid-off and refuses the single

33.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, pushed to Shakib at mid-off again and this time he has to scamper back, sign of nerves finally?

33.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, clipped hard down to mid-on and he can't pinch a single here

33.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, slashed and just short of point! Nervy moment for Sachin, well stopped in the end

33.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, gets on the front foot and pushes it to cover

5 dot balls...

33.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, and it's a maiden! Clipped hard to mid-on, he's trying to get it away but can't pinch the single

End of over 34 (maiden) India 164/1 (RR: 4.82)
SR Tendulkar    83* (114b 8x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-27-0
V Kohli    62* (76b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-31-0

34.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, we might as well rerun the tapes, another short ball from Shahadat is pulled by Kohli to midwicket

34.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, no run, stays back and punches it to mid-on, no run again, the Fevicol Effect

34.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, bangs it in short and he pulls and it drops short of deep backward square leg, managed to keep it down, just

34.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, nicely driven off the front foot but it fails to beat mid-off....

34.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, FOUR, in the air wide of midwicket and very safely played in the end! Should ease the nerves considerably, worked his wrists well and places it wide of the fielders

34.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, punched towards mid-off, thinks of a single but decides against

Thiru: "I hope you guys have beefed up your servers after the spectacular crash when Sachin reached his double-hundred in 2010! :)"

Crowd's gathering in front of the big TV screen not far from where I'm sitting. Deadlines? Chuck it for now.

End of over 35 (5 runs) India 169/1 (RR: 4.82)
SR Tendulkar    87* (117b 9x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-36-0
V Kohli    63* (79b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-27-0

Reading some cryptic comments from heart patients! Please stay calm everyone. It's the batting Powerplay

35.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 2 runs, makes room and scoops it over cover point, the fielder gives chase

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, stays back and punches it hard down to long-on for a single

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, leading edge! Managed to get his bat behind on time

35.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, gets on his knee and paddles it down to fine leg

35.5

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, OUT, inside edge! Loose shot from Kohli, it was a flatter delivery and Kohli made room to drive and ended up getting an inside edge to the base of the leg stump

V Kohli b Abdur Razzak 66 (126m 82b 5x4 0x6) SR: 80.48

India have slowed down.

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, stays back and clips it wide of mid-on

Sami: "My girlfriend said she would marry me only if I manage to post a comment on cricinfo commentary. This is more important to me than Sachin's 100th ton :("

You don't give me much choice, do you!

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 174/2 (RR: 4.83)
SK Raina    1* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-21-1
SR Tendulkar    87* (119b 9x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-36-0

36.1

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run

36.2

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 run, stays back and punches it to long-on for a single

36.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifts on the body and he clips it away down towards deep square leg

36.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, bangs it in short and he swivels and pulls to short fine leg

36.5

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, FOUR, that's a cracking drive! Full and wide on the off stump and he bisected the big gap between mid-off and cover, the fielders barely moved

36.6

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 leg bye, swivels to pull but the ball clips his legs and rolls to the leg side

End of over 37 (7 runs) India 181/2 (RR: 4.89)
SK Raina    6* (6b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-42-0
SR Tendulkar    88* (120b 9x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-21-1

37.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, FOUR, goes back and punches it towards long-off

37.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, flatter delivery and he clips him straight to midwicket

37.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, fuller delivery and driven down to long-on

37.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter delivery and he eases a single to long-on, calmly done

37.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, punches it to extra cover and the fielder dives but they decide against the single

37.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 leg bye, the slider, he goes on his knee to sweep but the ball clips his back leg, big appeal for an LBW but Reiffell isn't convinced

End of over 38 (7 runs) India 188/2 (RR: 4.94)
SK Raina    11* (11b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-27-1
SR Tendulkar    89* (121b 9x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-42-0

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 wide, down the leg side and he heaves at it and misses

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, punches it just wide of mid-off and takes a quick single

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, careful Sachin! He walked down the pitch to squeeze it into a gap on the off side, he jogs out of the crease and then scampers back and had it been a direct hit he could have gone

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, pushes it to the off side and jogs out of his crease again but he's sent back, phew

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and wide and he punches it wide of extra cover, he's into the 90s now

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 2 runs, full on middle and leg and he squeezes it out to deep square leg

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 2 runs, makes a bit of room and he lofts over midwicket, the fielder nearly over-runs the ball near the boundary

Judging by the comments, looks like India has come to a standstill. Not to mention the thousands living overseas are on the edge of their seats

End of over 39 (7 runs) India 195/2 (RR: 5.00)
SK Raina    16* (14b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-34-0
SR Tendulkar    90* (124b 9x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-27-1

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, FOUR, four more! He makes room and lofts over extra cover, the field's up and it's a safe shot

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, shuffles and clips it to the on side

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side and he nearly gets a tickle

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, floated down the leg side and he tucks it to the on side, 95 now

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, flatter delivery on the pads and he clips it on the full to short fine leg

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 wide, floated down the leg side and he sweeps but misses

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, chips down the track and clips a low full toss down to short midwicket

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 wide, floated down the leg side again, when is this over going to end?

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run

End of over 40 (8 runs) India 203/2 (RR: 5.07)
SK Raina    16* (17b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-41-0
SR Tendulkar    95* (127b 10x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-34-0

Razzak replaces Mortaza

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, flater delivery on the pads and he clips him wide of square leg

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, no turn at all, he stays on the back foot and punches it to mid-off, fumble and they run the single

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it late to mid-on, 97 now

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 leg bye, flatter delivery on the pads and he tries to pull but the ball clips his pads and rolls away, close tro a lbw

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, he risks staying back at the crease and clips it, very close to the pads

40.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, more flight this time and he goes to 98 with a gentle clip to the leg side, he retains the strike too

End of over 41 (5 runs) India 208/2 (RR: 5.07)
SR Tendulkar    98* (131b 10x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-31-1
SK Raina    17* (19b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-41-0

India really need to push on after he gets his century, if..

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on middle and off and pushed down to mid-off

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, uses his feet and he can only drive back to the bowler

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, no run, shuffles and tries to steal a single to the on side, Rahim rushes and stops it

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes to 99 with a gentle push to long-off, just one run away

Bangladesh seem to be giving this to him on a platter. Where are the attacking fields?

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, flatter delivery and it skids through and it settles on the keeper's gloves

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to long-off and he will retain the strike

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 210/2 (RR: 5.00)
SK Raina    18* (21b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-43-0
SR Tendulkar    99* (135b 10x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-31-1

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, sweeps to short fine leg but they refuse the single

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, SIX, take that! Raina's favourite slog, tossed up and he whacks it with the turn to deep midwicket

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 2 runs, quick full toss and he picks it away to deep square leg

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 wide, the zillionth wide down the leg side, fails to sweep it away again

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, fullish in length and driven to long-off

Decibels are high

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, and nope! Will have to wait, clipped straight to midwicket

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, he can only softly punch it to short extra cover, mid-off had gone back, the wait continues...

End of over 43 (10 runs) India 220/2 (RR: 5.11)
SR Tendulkar    99* (137b 10x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-41-1
SK Raina    27* (25b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-43-0

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, FOUR, and meanwhile Raina gets a move on, a low full toss down the leg side and he paddles it down to fine leg

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, gets on his knee and slogs him straight to midwicket

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, punched o long-off and he's off the strike

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, and he's finally done it! Clips it down to square leg and jogs the single, very subdued celebration, he must be mightily relieved but he's not showing it, removes his helmet, the Bangladesh fie;lder congratulate him, 100 international centuries - we may never see it emulated, well done Sachin! Take a bow

The celebration was also typical of the man. He's got it off his back. Ok, now all of you get back to work!!! Kidding :)

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, driven uppishly to long-off for a single

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run

End of over 44 (8 runs) India 228/2 (RR: 5.18)
SR Tendulkar    101* (139b 10x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-51-0
SK Raina    33* (29b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-41-1

44.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, FOUR, he takes authority finally! Short delivery and he swivels and pulls it down to deep midwicket, looked like a tired shot

44.2

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, FOUR, attempted yorker but it's a low full toss, he backs away and scoops it over backward point, beats the fielder

44.3

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes room and he squirts it out towards cover

44.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 run, backs away and lofts him down to long-on, Tendulkar back on strike

44.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, he tries to paddle a delivery from outside the off stump to the leg side, then changes his mind and squeezes it to the off side

44.6

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, SIX, bangs it in short and Raina stays back at the crease and hoicks this one over deep midwicket, typical Raina

Incidentally, this is Tendulkar's first ODI hundred against Bangladesh.

Rajesh: "Congrats to Sachin for his 100th intl. ton !!! Focusing on this match, has the slow innings deprived India of a big total?"

End of over 45 (17 runs) India 245/2 (RR: 5.44)
SK Raina    40* (31b 3x4 2x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-59-0
SR Tendulkar    111* (143b 12x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-51-0

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays back at the crease and pulls hard down to deep midwicket

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, FOUR, chips down the track and lofts inside out over extra cover, picked the gap and four more

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, makes room and eases a full delivery to sweeper cover

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, chips down the track and he lofts inside out down to long-off, almost found the gap

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, FOUR, plants his front foot forward and he scoops it over extra cover, he "quietly" moves to 49

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, punches a full delivery to long-on and that;s his fifty

Mark: "Will the BCCI return this gesture and invite Bangladesh for a Test series?"

Swarna: "Its high time now that twitter and face book do not show "SACHIN" as a grammatical error."

End of over 46 (12 runs) India 257/2 (RR: 5.58)
SK Raina    50* (35b 5x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-63-0
SR Tendulkar    113* (145b 12x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-59-0

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, fires it full outside the off stump and he makes room and he fails to connect

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar backs away and realises it's a slower ball, he adjusts his shot and dabs it to third man

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, OUT, that's an excellent catch in the deep! Raina makes room and tries to launch it over long-off, Tamim jogs back and cups it over his head and falls just in front of the rope

SK Raina c Tamim Iqbal b Mashrafe Mortaza 51 (48m 38b 5x4 2x6) SR: 134.21

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, OUT, Standing ovation for Sachin! Slower ball, he makes room to drive but gets the thickest of edges to the keeper, he walks back slowly, tired but probably more so relieved, the crowd's on their feet

SR Tendulkar c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 114 (205m 147b 12x4 1x6) SR: 77.55

Mortaza runs across to shake his hand

Mortaza on a hat-trick

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 1 run, not to be...he opens the face of the bat and dabs it down towards third man

The comments are piling up by the 100s. Impossible to sift through. Thanks anyway for writing in, but please understand!

End of over 47 (3 runs) India 260/4 (RR: 5.53)
RG Sharma    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-37-2
MS Dhoni    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-63-0

47.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sharma, no run, full and wide and he fails to make contact

47.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sharma, no run, low full toss outside the off stump and he pushes it wide of point, made too much room

47.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sharma, 1 run, squeezes it out to the off side for a single

India need some big hits

47.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss outside the off stump and well, it;s only a couple to sweeper cover

47.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball outside off and he thumps it to the off side

47.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sharma, 1 run, another short ball and he mistimes the pull to deep midwicket, the boundaries aren't coming

Chetan: "Pranab must be wondering: Why is nobody talking about the Union Budget?"

End of over 48 (5 runs) India 265/4 (RR: 5.52)
RG Sharma    3* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    9-0-64-0
MS Dhoni    3* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-37-2

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sharma, 1 run, driven firmly to Sunny at extra cover and he had all the time to throw at the bowler's end, missed it completely

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, that's followed by some brilliant fielding! Dhoni flicks it to the deep on the on side and he pushes for the second, Rohit's struggling and Nasir's throw is accurate, direct hit and it looked quite clear at normal speed, the third umpire takes a look

RG Sharma run out 4 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, slower ball, swings and misses, the struggle for boundaries continue

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, forces it down the ground to long-off, just 11 runs off the last 2.4 overs

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jadeja, 2 runs, slower ball on the pads and he clips him down towards midwicket

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jadeja, 2 runs, not enough pace on the ball to work it away, he clips it wide of midwicket but does well to pick up two

Aatish: "@dhoni/selectors: Yusuf Pathan could have really come in handy here!"

End of over 49 (7 runs) India 272/5 (RR: 5.55)
RA Jadeja    4* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-44-2
MS Dhoni    5* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    9-0-64-0

49.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni moves across to pull a short one and gets a top edge that lands safely between two converging at midwicket

49.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 1 wide, too full and wide outside the off stump and it's too wide for him to chase it

49.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, short and pulled and it nearly carries to Shakib at deep midwicket, he decides to stop it instead of going for the catch

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, makes a lot of room and ends up drilling it down the ground to long-on, hurries the second run

49.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, Shahadat hands out a freebie, friendly full toss outside the off stump and he thumps it past midwicket, races away for four

49.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, 2 runs, a slower ball and short, he swivels and pulls and clears square leg, the fielder in the deep runs across and cuts it off

49.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR, the last over overshadows the good work by Bangladesh in the last few overs, length ball outside off and Dhoni whacks it down to long-on, the fielder slides but can't cut it off

Tendulkar speaks: "It's been a tough phase for me. I started off the season batting reasonably well, i was luckless. I was not thinking about the milestone, the media started all this, where ever I went, the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred. Nobody talked about my 99 hundreds. It was slightly different, the ball was not coming onto the bat. It hasn't sunk in but I've definitely lost about 50 kilos. Doesn't matter how many hundreds you've scored, you still have to put your head down and score for the team. Dreams do come true. I had to wait for one for 22 years (the World Cup)."

Tendulkar was talking to Ramiz Raja. He was a tired man when he spoke. Like he said, nothing has sunk in.

It doesn't really matter that he scored against a weaker team. A century is a century and we may never see this emulated. So it has to be celebrated. How long he intends to play is another discussion.

Back to the game..India have set a very tall total, though not out of reach for Bangladesh. They are capable, but will have to play to a plan. They have capable players like Shakib and Nasir to guide them in the middle order.

5.55pm: I need to take a break. Join us in 20 minutes for the chase.

Ankit: "Sachin has achieved almost everything that seemed impossible in cricket.. and now should achieve another seemingly impossible thing in cricket.. That is his retirement! He should retire on a high and what higher than this now.. isn't it?"

End of over 50 (17 runs) India 289/5
MS Dhoni    21* (11b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-0-81-0
RA Jadeja    4* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-44-2
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Mar 16, 2012

A young fan celebrates after watching Sachin Tendulkar get his 100th international hundred, Delhi, March 16, 2012

A young fan celebrates after watching Sachin Tendulkar get his 100th international hundred

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Mar 16, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar's coach, Ramakant Achrekar, watches him get his 100th century, Delhi, March 16, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar's coach, Ramakant Achrekar, watches him get his 100th century

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