On his way to 138, he developed three partnerships. First comes the opening partnership of 95 runs with Dravid who scored 39. Then for the second wicket, Sachin and Dhoni put on 110 runs where Dhoni’s contribution was 56 off 62 balls. Yuvraj Singh then joined Tendulkar and the pair put on 71 runs on the board very quickly before the dismissal of Tendulkar in the 46th over. Yuvraj was not out on 56 from 41 balls.
Tendulkar, battled on, reaching his 44th one-day century with a single through the off-side off Ajantha Mendis.
He put on 71 runs for the third wicket with Yuvraj, but fell leg before to Mendis while attempting a reverse sweep, immediately after clobbering the spinner for a six and two boundaries off consecutive deliveries.
Chasing a huge total of 320,