Sydney: The omens were in "perfect symmetry" for Sachin Tendulkar to hit his elusive 100th international ton at the Sydney Cricket Ground but that was not to be, bemoaned the Australian media after the Indian batting icon fell short of the feat once again.
In a write-up under the heading 'Amen to the omens', 'Daily Telegraph' pieced together interesting inferences of numbers in the second Test here to back Tendulkar finally scoring his 100th international ton.
"The short odds said that Sachin Tendulkar's century was inevitable. He was backed in from USD 4 to USD 3.75 with TAB Sportsbet, then again to USD 3.50, with 80 per cent of every dollar taken coming for Tendulkar to make the ton." the newspaper said.