the master blaster played an innings of the highest class in hyderabad.
i do not think that it was a defeat,we matched australia but for the matter of three runs.
batting second made it possible to view it as a victory.
the competition continues tomorrow where we have chances to view the magic and class of tendulkar again.
it looks like he will outlast lara into the forties.
the pull was back,when sachin plays the pull,nothing can equal the magic,not even the ponting pull,which can be said to be quite behind in the class stakes.
each single and every ball that sachin played in hyderabad was a treat.
all of india would have been absorbed by the batting.
for a long time,175 was the magic number from 1983,now it is the magic number from 2009.