Sachin Tendulkar slams 47th Test century

New Delhi:- Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar hit his 47th hundred on the second day of the second Test against South Africa at Eden Gardens in

Kolkata on Monday.

Tendulkar, who holds the record of scoring highest number of centuries, played brilliant cricket with swashbuckling Virender Sehwag to dominate the second day.

This was Tendulkar's second ton against South Africa in the ongoing series and the fourth consecutive century. He had scored two centuries during the Bangladesh Test series.

Earlier, Sehwag shared a third-wicket stand of 150 with Tendulkar as India raced to 232/2 by tea.

Tendulkar was batting on 65 at tea break, with India trailing by 64 runs after bowling out the visitors for 296 in their first innings.

Tendulkar's century came soon after Virender Sehwag hit 150 as the master and the pupil continued to torment South Africa. Sehwag reached his 150 off 160 balls and his knock was studded with 21 fours and two sixes.

The Tendulkar-Sehwag partnership enabled India to take the lead over the Proteas.

India, who lost the first Test in Nagpur by an innings and six runs, need a win to square the series and retain their number one position in the official Test rankings.