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India Start Strong against Aussies
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed in the last over of the day, falling short of his elusive 100th international century but giving India a strong start to it first innings on Tuesday's second day of the first test against Australia.

Peter Siddle bowled Tendulkar for 73 to leave India on 214-3 at stumps in reply to Australia's first-innings 333.

The wicket ended a 117-run partnership between Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for the third wicket.

The 38-year-old Tendulkar rarely looked troubled by the Australian bowling attack as he reached his 50 off 55 balls with six boundaries and a six.

Dravid was on 68 at stumps, with night watchman Ishant Sharma yet to score.

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