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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 May 2007, 12:31 GMT 13:31 UK
Tendulkar extends batting record
First Test, Chittagong, day two (close): India 384-6 v Bangladesh

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Tendulkar congratulates Ganguly - his own hundred followed soon after

Sachin Tendulkar took his world record Test hundreds total to 36 as India progressed to 384-6 on a rain-shortened second day against Bangladesh.

Tendulkar was beaten to three figures by Sourav Ganguly but went on to make 101 before he was caught as he tried to pull a ball from Shahadat Hossain.

Ganguly had earlier been dismissed for exactly 100 after the pair had shared a fourth wicket stand of 189.

Only 20 overs were possible in the day with play only starting at 4.30pm.

India resumed on 295-3, with Ganguly 82 not out and Tendulkar on 80, and they soon took the score past 300 with the former completing a 163-ball century, which included two sixes and 13 fours.

It was not the most authoritative way to reach three figures as he hurriedly fended off a well-directed bouncer from Shahadat and picked up a single.

Ganguly's innings came to an end two balls later as he skied a catch to Mohammad Rafique at mid-off but Tendulkar brought up his first hundred for 17 months with a push to mid-wicket before departing in similar fashion.

"After South Africa I have not played Test cricket for a long time. The century has come at the right time," said Tendulkar.

Of his partnership with Ganguly, he added: "We enjoyed our innings. We had fun in the middle."

Following Tendulkar's departure, Mahendra Dhoni did his bit to make up for lost time with six fours in an unbeaten off 36 off 35 balls, although he was dropped by Rajin Saleh on 26.

But India also lost debutant Ramesh Powar for seven before the close, bowled by left-arm spinner Rafique.



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