India started off shakily but Sachin Tendulkar scaled a new peak crossing 14,000 runs in Test cricket and steadied the hosts' innings against a massive Australian score of 478, at stumps, on the second day, of the second and final Test match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Courtesy an unbroken 90-run third wicket stand between Tendulkar (44 batting, 88 balls, 6x4) and opener Murali Vijay (42 batting, 83 balls, 4x4, 1x6), India were 128 for two when play was stopped after 34.2 overs.
Tendulkar's feat was watched by a packed Chinnaswamy stadium crowd and the maestro got a standing ovation from all present in the stadium. Australian captain Ricky Ponting remains Tendulkar's nearest rival but the Aussie is still behind by 1822 runs.
Ponting was one of the first among the opposition players to come up and congratulate Tendulkar for his achievement.