A well-set Tendulkar couldn't get to his 100th international ton. Here's a run-down of his 35-plus scores in Tests and ODIs since his 99th century...
There was disappointment once again after Sachin Tendulkar failed to get the elusive century for his 100th international ton yesterday against Sri Lanka in the CB Series at Perth.
Alas: Sachin Tendulkar leaves after being dismissed by Sri Lanka's
Angelo Mathews during the CB Series' second ODI at the WACA yesterday.
The Little Master looked in splendid touch and it appeared that he would finally reach the three-figure mark. But, while trying to cut an Angelo Mathews delivery, Tendulkar dragged the ball on to the stumps, thus falling two short of his half-century.
Tendulkar, who hit five fours in his knock, also stitched a 75-run second-wicket partnership with Virat Kohli.
However, Tendulkar's magical ton might come anytime soon from the way he has played since his 99th ton 11 months ago.
53 (68b, 7x4): c Haddin b Tait in the World Cup game vs Australia at Ahmedabad on March 24, 2011
85 (115b, 11x4): c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal in the World Cup vs Pakistan at Mohali on March 30, 2011
56 (86b, 8x4): lbw b Anderson in the second innings of the Test vs England at Nottingham on August 1, 2011
40 (60b, 8x4): run out in the second innings of the Test vs England at Birmingham on August 13, 2011
91 (172b, 11x4): lbw b Bresnan in the second innings of the Test vs England at the Oval on August 22, 2011
76 (148b, 10x4): lbw b Bishoo in the second innings of the Test vs West Indies at Delhi on November 9, 2011
38 (71b, 5x4): c Samuels b Bishoo in the first innings of the Test vs West Indies at Kolkata on Nov 14, 2011
94 (153b, 8x4, 2x6): c Sammy b Rampaul in the first innings of the Test vs West Indies at Mumbai on November 25, 2011
73 (98b, 8x4, 1x6): b Siddle in the first innings of the Test vs Australia at Melbourne on December 27, 2011
41 (89b, 8x4): b Pattinson in the first innings of the Test vs Australia at Sydney on January 3, 2012
80 (141b, 9x4): c Hussey b Clarke in the second innings of the Test vs Australia at Sydney on January 6, 2012
48 (63b, 5x4): b Mathews in the ODI vs Sri Lanka at Perth yesterday.