Sachin Tendulkar Scores Fifth Test Double Century on Day 4
Sachin Tendulkar is the All-Time Leading Run Scorer in Test Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar helped India to 669-9 at the close of day four against Sri Lanka and scored his fifth Test double century.
It was the fifth wicket with Suresh Raina when Sachin Tendulkar put on 256 runs according to BBC Sport. However, India then slipped shortly after from 592-6 to 669-9.
The match is likely to end in a draw, with India taking a 27-run lead into the final day's play in Colombo.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was the architect of the collapse, removing Tendulkar for 203 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a patient 76 before Harbhajan Singh went without scoring, while Ajantha Mendis took his fourth wicket of the match when he bowled Abhimanyu Mithun for 41.
Sachin Tendulkar has over 13,500 runs, but was the first to fall to Dilshan's part-time spin and was caught by Prasanna Jayawardene.
Tendulkar has now scored five Test double centuries but is unlikely to match either the nine made by West Indies batsman Brian Lara or the 12 achieved by Australia legend Sir Donald Bradman.