Tendulkar dismissed for 18 in World Cup final
India's master batsman Sachin Tendulkar failed to get anywhere near an anticipated 100th international century in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium.
Tendulkar, the holder of several major batting records including the most runs and most centuries in both tests and limited-overs internationals, was caught behind by Kumar Sangakkara off pace bowler Lasith Malinga for 18.
Having started the tournament with a world record 97 centuries, he scored two more in the tournament, against England (120) and South Africa (111).
The 37-year-old, who has struck 51 centuries in tests and 48 in one-day internationals, last year became the first to crack a double century in an ODI when he scored 200 not out against South Africa at Gwalior.