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Tendulkar slams his 6th double ton

Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 10:38 [IST]
 
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Tendulkar slams double ton

Bangalore: Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar recorded his sixth double century of his illustrious career in Test cricket in the second Test match against Australia on day 4 in Bangalore.

Resuming his innings at 191*, Tendulkar needed just nine runs before the start of play on day 4 and he reached the 200 mark very soon. He had held the Indian innings very firm and helped overhaul the Australian first innings total.

However, he didn't last that long after his feat. He was bowled by rookie pacer Peter George after scoring 214 runs. His innings included 22 boundaries and two sixes.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test - Scorecard

On day 3, Tendulkar and Vijay(139 off 310 balls) had dominated the proceedings in the first two sessions weaving together a partnership of 308 until Vijay was dismissed by Johnson, post Tea session. During the partnership, Vijay had recorded his maiden Test century in the mid session of play while Tendulkar crossed 150 runs.

Tendulkar however, was unaffected by wickets at the other end and had continued to offer stiff resistance from his end.

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