Tendulkar, Laxman guide India to 145/4 at lunch

Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar slammed 56th fifty of his Test career and took India to 145/4 at lunch on Day 5 of the third Test.

updated: August 07, 2010 08:19 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman put together an unbeaten 83-run partnership as India, chasing 257, inched towards a series-levelling win by reaching 145 for four at lunch on the fifth and final day of the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Saturday.

At lunch, Tendulkar was batting on 50 after capitalising on a dropped catch while Laxman was steady with a chanceless 46-run knock in India's second innings, which stood at a precarious 53 for 3 at stumps on Friday.

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