Tendulkar falls short of 100th century again

India batsman Sachin Tendulkar again missed out on his 100th

international century during the third cricket test against

Australia at the WACA ground on Saturday.

Tendulkar was trapped lbw for 8 runs by leftarm swing bowler

Mitchell Starc in a big setback for India, which trailed by 208

after the first innings. On Friday, Tendulkar was dismissed lbw

after scoring 15 runs.

The 187-test veteran will get one last opportunity on Australian

soil to reach the milestone century when the two teams meet in the

fourth and final test starting in Adeliade on Jan. 24.

Tendulkar, the greatest batsman of modern cricket, arrived and

left to a standing ovation from a sellout crowd that probably saw

him in action for the last time in Perth.