Sachin Tendulkar dismissed for 74 in farewell game

Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for 74, thwarting rising expectations of a 101st international century and immediately raising the question Friday among millions of loyal fans: Could that have been the master Indian batsman's last innings?

Tendulkar was caught well by West Indian skipper Darren Sammy at slip to give off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine an unexpected wicket, stunning the home crowd into silence at the Wankhede Stadium.

They were there to see the greatest cricketer of his generation playing his very last international game.

And Tendulkar walked off with his bat raised to acknowledge the rousing ovation.