HOBART, Australia, Feb 27 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene says he is wary of what is shaping up to be Sachin Tendulkar's final chance in Australia to score his elusive 100th international century for India.
Tuesday's tri-series one-day international in Hobart will be
the Indian batting great's last innings in Australia unless his
team can find a way to bring off a bonus-point victory over Sri
Lanka to stay alive for the series finals.
To date it has been a forgettable tour for the Indians, who
lost all four Tests to Australia and have won just two of their
seven matches in the tri-series.
The pressure is on the "Little Master" to produce one last
piece of brilliance to get the World Cup champions the bonus-
point victory over Sri Lanka they need for a chance to stay in
Tendulkar's has been unable all tour to achieve his 100th
international century. But his ability is not being discounted by
Sri Lanka, who would also need to lose their last game against
Australia in Melbourne on Friday to miss the finals.
"You never know," Jayawardene told reporters in Hobart on
"I've played against him on so many occasions, he's produced
some brilliant individual performances.
"They're a good side so you have to expect something
different from them I'm sure because they need a big win."
India slipped into Hobart on Monday following an 87-run loss
to Australia in Sydney on Sunday and left the talking about
Tuesday's crucial match to their Sri Lankan opponents.
"I have to feel for them. It's been a long tour, especially
when you're not winning it becomes a much longer tour,"