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India win Hamilton Test, a win in NZ after 33 years (2)

Brendon McCullum joined Flynn at the crease to reach up to the set total by the tourists and set a decent lead to save the match for their side. But Harbhajan struck for the third time to cut short Flynn’s outing through Gambhir’s catch at forward short-leg. His 67 runs gave a sense of hope to beleaguered Kiwis which were soon diminished by the mighty Indians.

New Zealand struggled at 161 for 7 when skipper Daniel Vettori came in to revive Kiwi innings. He made 21 runs and gifted another Kiwi wicket to Harbhajan off Dhoni. Ian O’Brien entered next to partner McCullum and both played safe on 5 and 30 when New Zealand were 216/8 at tea.

O’Brien (14) stuck around for a while, supported McCullum well, who raised his 13th half-century of his Test career in the last session, and made his way out. It was yet again, Harbhajan who did the honors for India, clinching sixth wicket of the Test match.

McCullum (84) looked set to smash his third Test century but part-time spinner Yuvraj Singh spoiled the party with the help of Laxman at short fine-leg. 38-run lead was all the Kiwis could manage and India were virtually set for the first Test win since the Auckland Test in 1976.

India were all out for 520 runs with a lead of 241 runs. Tendulkar led Indian batting’s motivated performance. While three batsmen made half-centuries, Sachin raised a well-crafted hundred.


Sachin Tendulkar apologies to would-be neighbors

Good Evening Friends, Something I can take proude on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He writes a letter of apologies to his would be neighbours. I think this shows his greatness as human. He allredy prove his greatness on playground. This is how great he is as human. It shows that he care for the people who are going to be his neighbours. I think this is the quality of Human. Being human we are suppose to care all who are around us.


In a gesture that has moved his would-be neighbours, Sachin Tendulkar has sent a letter apologising for the “inconvenience” caused by the construction work on a plot in suburban Bandra where he is building a new house.


Surprised by Tendulkar’s letter that was hand delivered, about 100 residents in the Perry Cross Road area, where the cricketer’s new abode is coming up, have welcomed the little master’s gesture.


“He is very humble and a true gentleman. He has not only won our hearts on the field but also moved us by this sincere gesture. We extend our full support to him,” said Yvette Gonsalves, resident of Perry Cross Road.


“Disturbance during any kind of construction work is inevitable. But Tendulkar need not worry about it. We are whole-heartedly welcoming our new neighbour,” she grinned.


Tendulkar who had bought the sprawling Dorab Villa earlier this year, is dismantling the existing structure to build a new multi-storeyed house.


The work at the site commenced two months ago.


Presently, piling work is on to prepare the foundation of the bungalow, which is expected to be ready within a year.


However the hectic construction work has drawn attention with neighbours discussing the ‘disturbance’.


“Residents of some buildings said that they could not take a nap in the afternoon and senior citizens are also being disturbed. Tendulkar’s letter has won their hearts,” said a watchman.

Local corporator Asif Zakaria applauded Tendulkar’s move. “It is good to know that such a big person understands problems of the common man”, he said.


The letter dated December 5 reads:


“My dear neighbours,

You must be aware that I have purchased a plot on Perry Cross Road, and the piling work for the construction of my house has already started. I was there at the site when the work commenced and I am aware of the noise generated by the machine. I want to reassure you that I will make sure that the work is done in a manner causing least inconvenience to all. 

Your cooperation is appreciated and I look forward to moving into the neighbourhood soon.”


I salute The Decent Human Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar joins 100-catch club

My favorit start Sachine Tendulkar joins 100-catch club. It’s record for 100 number of catches in a test career. Sachin Tendulkar joined the list of players who have taken 100 or more catches in Test cricket when he pouched a dolly offered to him at mid-on by Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin on the last day of the fourth and final Test in Nagpur on Monday.



The batting maestro, who holds several batting records in Tests and ODIs, reached the milestone in his 154th Test to follow compatriots Rahul Dravid (179), Sunil Gavaskar (108), VVS Laxman and Mohd Azharuddin (105) into the record book.


The world record for the most number of catches in a Test career, 181 in 128 matches, stands in the name of Mark Waugh of Australia.

Sachin hits 40th Test ton, puts India in driver’s seat

Good Evening friends, another century from my favorite cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. He hit his 40th Test century. Congratulations to Sachin. Read complete update I read at yahoo india site.

Sachin Tendulkar gave glimpses of his vintage form by cracking his 40th Test century which had eluded him for long as India recovered from early jolts to push for a big total in the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Nagpur on Thursday.


The 35-year-old Tendulkar stole the limelight with a flurry of strokes and capitalised on two dropped catches to pull the team out of the pits and steer the visitors to a comfortable 311 for five at close on the opening day.


It was a huge relief for Tendulkar who had gone without a century for the last 15 Tests and faced some anxious moments before completing the milestone. The champion batsman had his share of luck as he was first dropped by Mitchell Johnson when on 85 and then by Brett Lee on 96 and faced some nervous moments before completing the century, his tenth against the Australians. His last century had also come against the Aussies — 153 in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide in January this year.


Tendulkar thus overtook Allan Border of Australia in the number of plus-50 scores in his career 91 (including 39 tons) as compared to the former Australian captain’s 90.