DHAKA: Bangladesh posted an upset five-wicket victory over India in the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Dhaka on Friday, despite Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international century.
Bangladesh achieved the stiff 290-run target with four balls to spare in the day-night match to keep alive their hopes of reaching the final.
Sachin Tendulkar made history with his 100th international century but India failed to stop Bangladesh from registering an upset five-wicket win in the Asia Cup tournament in Dhaka on Friday.
Tendulkar, who now has 51 hundreds in Tests and 49 in one-day internationals, cracked one six and 12 fours in his 147-ball 114 to help his team post a challenging 289-5.
The memorable moment came in the 44th over when Tendulkar turned left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan to square-leg for a single to become the first batsman to score a century of centuries.
But Bangladesh batted remarkably well to achieve the stiff target with four balls to spare in the day-night match for only their third win over India in 24 one-dayers and keep alive their hopes of reaching the final.
Opener Tamim Iqbal (70) and Jahurul Islam (53) put on 113 for the second wicket before man-of-the-match Shakib (49) and Nasir Hossain (54) plundered 68 off just eight overs.
Bangladesh needed 46 runs in the last five overs with six wickets in hand, but skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (46 not out off 25 balls) eased the pressure by smashing three sixes.
Shakib hit two sixes and five fours in his 31-ball knock at a crucial stage.
Pakistan have two wins in as many matches, while India and Bangladesh have one victory each after two games. Sri Lanka have lost both of their matches.
The 100th-ton celebrations were subdued as Tendulkar removed his helmet, raised his bat and looked at the sky, before being congratulated by non-striker Suresh Raina and Bangladeshi fielders.
Tendulkar, who turns 39 next month, already holds four major batting records -- most runs and centuries in both Tests and one-day internationals.
Timing and placement marked Tendulkar's knock. He put on 148 for the second wicket with Virat Kohli (66) and 86 for the third with Raina (51).
He was dismissed in the 47th over, caught behind while attempting to drive paceman Mashrafe Mortaza and returned to the pavilion to a standing ovation from 20,000 fans at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
Tendulkar was at his aggressive best at the start, fluently driving paceman Shafiul Islam through the covers and then hitting Mortaza for two boundaries. His next two scoring strokes were also fours.
Tendulkar did not spare the slow bowlers, hoisting Shakib over long-on for the first six of the match and then smashing the spinner for a four to complete his half-century.
He had kept his fans waiting for the milestone since cracking his 99th ton -- 111 against South Africa in the World Cup at Nagpur on March 12, 2011. AGENCIES