Tendulkar slams century as India fightback bravely

India, replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 642-4 declared, were 382-4 at stumps on the third day of the second Test at the SSC.

updated: July 28, 2010 11:56 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar cracked his 48th Test century to lead a spirited fightback as India recovered from three quick jolts to keep themselves afloat in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Tendulkar (108 not out) showed great character and temperament to score his first century on Sri Lankan soil in 11 years as he anchored the innings brilliantly to steer the visitors to 382 for for four at close on the third day, still needing 61 runs to avoid the follow on.

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