Sachin Tendulkar (100) fell after completing his 46th Test hundred as South Africa pushed India to the brink of a humiliating defeat in the first cricket Test.
Tendulkar’s departure soon after his third consecutive Test century put India in serious trouble as the hosts reached 223 for six at tea in their second innings on the penultimate day of the game.
India are still 66 runs behind South Africa’s 558 with 3 wickets in hand and have debutant Wriddhiman Saha (10) .
Tendulkar, who got one life in the opening session, played a sweep off spinner Paul Harris but failed to connect it properly and the ball landed on the stumps after jumping off the thigh pad and elbow guard.
The fall of wicket ended a defying 70-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Tendulkar and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (25).