Double century of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the highest scorer in international cricket, completed his sixth double hundred in the second cricket Test, helping India exceed Australia's first- innings score.

The 37-year-old scored 214 before he was dismissed by debutant Peter George in Bangalore as the home team reached 495-9 against Australia's 478. Tendulkar, who has a record 49 test hundreds, struck 24 boundaries for his double century.

The 5-foot-5 Tendulkar, known as the "Little Master," hit Ben Hilenhaus for a single to score 200 runs, part of his sixth century this year. That helped him widen his lead against Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who scored one ton in the same period.

India is hosting Australia for two matches, their 21st series in the elite five-day format. The nations have played each other in Tests since 1947, with contests ranging from one- off matches to best-of-six.

The South Asian nation is seeking to wrap up the two-Test series after winning the first match by one wicket.