Monday 26 November 2007 

Tendulkar Half-Century As India Wrap Up Six-Wicket Win

Pakistan 231 (Misbah 82) & 247 (Butt 67)
India 276 (Laxman 72no) & 203-4 (Tendulkar 54no, Jaffer 53)
India won by 6 wickets and lead the three-match series 1-0

Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten half-century as India duly wrapped up a six-wicket win to go 1-0 up in the Test series against Pakistan in Delhi.

Requiring only 32 more runs to win on the final day, Sourav Ganguly fell without adding to his score, out for 48 - Shoaib Akhtar's fourth wicket of the innings.

Tendulkar then took centre stage, scoring 24 of the runs needed himself to finish on 54 while VVS Laxman was unbeaten on six.

Tendulkar had passed Allan Border's mark of runs scored in Tests on day four, meaning he is the second most prolific batsman in the longest form of the game.

The second test is in Kolkata, starting on November 30th.

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