Millions of Tendulkar’s adoring fans waited for a last magical knock from his blade as the 40-year-old batting legend walked into the ground to resume his innings at an overnight 38. He seemed to be in a positive frame of mind as he played an array of breathtaking shots much to the delight of a packed Wankhede stadium.
But the dream three-figure mark eluded the champion batsman in his farewell match but the Indians rode on Rohit Sharma’s (111 unbeaten) second consecutive century and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 113 to pile up an imposing 495 for a 313-run lead.
Spinner Shane Shillingford was the pick of te West Indies bowlers, picking up 5/179 after toiling for 43 overs. Narsingh Deonarine chipped in with two wickets.
In Image: Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the cheers of adoring fans on his way to the pavilion.