Mumbai, Nov 15: Playing in his final Test, Sachin Tendulkar scored his 68th Test half century during the second day of the India-West Indies second Test here on Friday.
Resuming on 38, Tendulkar was tested by a good spell of bowling by fast bowler Tino Best but passed that to bring up his fifty with a boundary through mid-off. On 74 (118 balls, 12x4), Tendulkar was dismissed by Narsingh Deonarine. Tendulkar was caught at first slip by captain Darren Sammy.
India had started the day at 157/2 in reply to the visitors' 182. India scored 495 all out, a lead of 313 with centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma.
Tendulkar survived a huge appeal from West Indies fielders for a caught behind chance. However, umpire Richard Kettleborough was spot on to give it a not out as Tendulkar had not nicked the ball to wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin off Best. He was on 47 at the time.
Today, Tendulkar completed 24 years in international cricket. He made his Test debut on this day - November 15, 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi.
Earlier in the day, fans and celebrities lined up outside the stadium to watch Tendulkar in his 200th and final Test appearance for India.