The long waited hopes of Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th International century went on vain when he was bowled out by an excellent delivery from Peter Siddle, an Australian pace bowler, on 73 (98 balls, eight 4’s, one 6) on the second day of the first Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia on Tuesday.

Sachin along with Rahul Dravid hit crucial half-centuries to take India to a comfortable 214 for three in their first innings.

Dravid was unbeaten on 68 along with nightwatchman Ishant Sharma at stumps as India still trailed by 119 runs, in response to Australia’s 333 all out in the first innings.