- Sachin Tendulkar needed 33 runs to become first to score 100 international tons
- Indian legend resumed on 67 on penultimate day of final Test against West Indies
- He is the leading run scorer in both five-day and limited overs formats
- India seeking to avoid the follow-on in Mumbai after Windies make 590
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has missed out on becoming the first cricketer to score 100 international centuries after being dismissed for 94 in the third Test against the West Indies.
The 38-year-old "Little Master" resumed Friday on 67 runs on the fourth day of the Test in his home city of Mumbai hoping to pass three figures for the first time since March.
But it wasn't meant to be after he edged a short delivery from bowler Ravi Rampaul into the hands of second slip Darren Sammy.
The majority of the 15,000 crowd were in the ground to see Tendulkar reach the milestone and he trudged off to a stunned silence.
"It was just the right ball at the right time. We had our plans to unsettle him (Tendulkar) a little bit and tried to attack him a little more. He nicked it and it was a good feeling," Rampaul told AFP.
India slumped to 331 for six, needing 391 to avoid the follow-on, before Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin added 97 for the seventh wicket.
They were eventually all out for 482 and the West Indies raced to 81 for two wickets in their second innings for an overall lead of 189 by the close.
Teenager Kraigg Brathwaite (34 not out) and first innings hero Darren Bravo (27 not out) will resume on the fifth day looking for quick runs ahead of a possible declaration.
India lead the series 2-0 after winning the opening Test in New Delhi by five wickets and the second match in Kolkata by an innings and 15 runs.
Tendulkar, who is unlikely to bat again in this match, will also have to wait for another opportunity to reach a century of centuries.
The veteran has been left out of the Indian squad for the first three matches of the five-match one-day internationals series against the West Indies.