Sachin Tendulkar played a knock of 37 runs in India’s first innings on the fourth day of the third test match against Australia which was played at PCA Stadium, Mohali.

Tendulkar didn’t look in great nick while playing that knock. He struggled against the Aussie bowlers and got beaten on quite a few deliveries.

When Tendulkar came to bat, India needed some quick runs as there was not much time left in the test match. But, Tendulkar didn’t manage to do that for his team. He was looking rusty and was not timing the ball well.

He hit a few boundaries, but, he never looked to be dominating the bowlers. Also, the ball was reverse swinging at that time and Peter Siddle was bowling with a fantastic line and length. He was not giving Tendulkar any chance to free his arms.

The boundaries were not coming, but, Tendulkar didn’t throw his wicket away in frustration. He knew that he just had to play that spell of Peter Siddle carefully and thereafter, the runs would start coming quickly. So, he tried to hang in there.

When the spinners came into attack, Tendulkar slowly started to get into his groove. He hit a couple of fours and it seemed that he was ready to take the Aussie bowlers apart.

But, just before the lunch break, the Australian captain Michael Clarke brought the part time leg spinner Steven Smith into the attack and Smith dismissed Tendulkar on the very first ball of his over. That ball hit the rough and then spun sharply. There was also a bit of bounce on that delivery. Tendulkar tried to defend it, but, the ball hit his gloves and went straight into the hands of the fielder at forward short leg.

The little master faced 81 deliveries and hit 5 fours.