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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 December, 2004, 08:22 GMT
Tendulkar equals career ton mark
First Test, Dhaka, day two (stumps):
Bangladesh 184 all out v India 348-7

Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar's delight as he equals the record of 34 centuries
Sachin Tendulkar tied Sunil Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test centuries as India moved 164 ahead of Bangladesh at 348-7 after two days of the first Test.

The maestro struck an unbeaten 159 from 272 balls with 23 fours, and shared 164 in 45 overs with Sourav Ganguly (71).

India had been 24-2 after the early losses of Virender Sehwag (13) and Rahul Dravid for a duck.

Tendulkar survived two dropped catches to reach his hundred with a single to mid-on off paceman Tapash Baisya.

The first came on 28 when Habibul Bashar put him down at slip then short-leg fielder Rajin Saleh spurned a catch with Tendulkar on 47.

Tendulkar, 31, also became only the third player, after Gary Kirsten and Steve Waugh, to score centuries against all 10 Test-playing nations.

The century ended a spell of poor form in which Tendulkar failed to reach double figures in seven of his last 10 Test innings.

Bangladesh opening bowlers Baisya and Mashrafe Mortaza never allowed the early Indian batsmen to settle, Baisya trapping Sehwag lbw before Mortaza bowled Dravid.

Two deliveries had seamed away from Dravid before the next moved back in and uprooted the off pole.

Gautam Gambhir played solidly for his 35, before a mix-up going for a quick single cost him his wicket.

Ganguly's 71, which contained 13 fours, came to an end when he played down the wrong line to Baisya on the stroke of tea.

VVS Laxman added 32 from 39 balls with six fours but no other Indian player managed a half-century.

Bangladesh: Habibul Bashar (capt), Nafis Iqbal, Javed Omar, Mohammad Ashraful, Rajin Saleh, Khaled Mashud (wkt), Mushfiqur Rahman, Mohammad Rafique, Tapash Baisya, Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Manjurul Islam Rana.

India: S Ganguly (capt), V Sehwag, G Gambhir, S Tendulkar, R Dravid, M Kaif, D Karthik (wkt), I Pathan, A Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan.

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