MUMBAI – Batting star Sachin Tendulkar agonisingly missed out on his 100th international century, but Ravi Ashwin stroked a surprise maiden one to frustrate West Indies and send the third and final Test ambling toward a draw yesterday.
Tendulkar fell for 94 with the milestone in sight as India piled up 482 all out in their first innings on the fourth day of the contest at the Wankhede Stadium.
With a first innings lead of 108, West Indies disappointingly lost two wickets before the close to finish the day on 81 for two.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite (34 not out) and Darren Bravo (27 not out) have so far combined in a 51-run, third wicket stand to rescue the Caribbean side from the tentative position of 30 for two.
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