Sachin Tendulkar scores fifty in final Ranji Trophy innings

Sachin Tendulkar scores 115th fifty in first-class cricket in his final Ranji Trophy innings for Mumbai against Haryana at Lahli.

updated: October 29, 2013 21:27 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar (file photo)Sachin Tendulkar notched up his 115th first-class fifty in his final Ranji Trophy innings for versus Haryana on Tuesday. This is also his 19th half-century in Ranji Trophy. (Day report)

Walking in to a rapturous welcome at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Tendulkar looked slightly tentative to begin with in his final Ranji innings. He faced Mohit Sharma - a bowler 15 years his junior but also someone who had dismissed him on five two days earlier. The veteran batsman though managed to gradually negotiate the extra bounce with ease. (Day 3 highlights)

Each and every shot from the heavy blade of Tendulkar was cheered by the locals though the runs also meant that their team was being forced to the narrow lanes of defeat. Haryana, in fact, did strike with the wicket of a well-set Kaustubh Pawar (47) but an aggressive Abhishek Nayar, in the company of his senior and famed partner, blunted the attack. (Match pics)

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