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Sachin Goodbye Ranji Career with Win

Sachin Tendulkar offer his first-class career a end in style on Wednesday, leading Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Haryana in the Ranji Trophy match at Lahli with his 79 not out. Tendulkar, who failed in the first innings of his last Ranji Trophy game, was resolute to take his side to success when he came out to bat in Mumbai's second innings. He stayed not out by the stop of play on Tuesday at 55, chasing a target of 240 on a seamer-friendly track in Lahli. On Wednesday, all the Rohtak roads escorted to Lahli with Tendulkar on the crease and Mumbai needing just 39 runs to win. People could be seen running in to the ground in fear or Mumbai knocking off the runs in a scurry. But Tendulkar was in no hurry and in partnership with Dhawal Kulkarni added the necessary runs in just within two hours to help Mumbai bag full six points against Haryana, who were led by Ajay Jadeja making a return to domestic cricket. Discussing on TV just after playing the match-winning knock, Tendulkar said: "It was a challenging wicket. It was amusing to bat on this wicket as the bowlers had an assortment of help on this wicket, good challenge. 240 was a big total to chase, outfield was bit on the slower side. Though it was 240, it seemed more like 280. Haryana side played very superior cricket; they put on a very excellent show." Talking about his last two Test matches, he said: "Yes, I'm absolutely looking forward to those games. I would also like to express thanks the people of Lahli for making this match unforgettable for me."

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