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    Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test in pictures

    • It was the penultimate match of Tendulkar's career, and the people of Kolkata and the Cricket Association of Bengal made it a memorable one.

    • The match ticket was specially designed with a portrait of Tendulkar printed on it.

    • CAB made sure that the Eden Gardens bathed in Sachin mania with his cut-outs place everywhere to give the fans a special feeling.

    • A special wax statue of the master blaster was part of CAB's grand plans.

    • The stadium was turned into a fortress with the security beefed up. Here, Tendulkar is seen entering the stadium on the opening day of the Test.

    • The gold coin for the toss was also specially designed for the occasion.

    • Tendulkar was felicitated before the start of the match, which marked the start of the match and the festivities along with it.

    • The moment of the opening day was Tendulkar bowling and then going on to take his 46th Test wicket.

    • It was a dream come true for the ball boys, with Sachin signing autographs for them. Incidentally, exactly 26 years ago, Tendulkar was one of them doing the same during the 1987 World Cup at the same venue.

    • The moment everyone waited for arrived on Day 2 when Sachin came in to bat at his customary No. 4 position, welcomed by a deafening cheer from the crowd. (BCCI)

    • Tendulkar stroked two boundaries during his stay at the crease. (BCCI)

    • However, his last innings in Kolkata didn't last long as he was adjudged lbw, somewhat dubiously, to the West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford for just 10. (BCCI)

    • On Day 3, which turned out to be the last day of the match, the crowd had to wait before watching Sachin in action. Dhoni once again threw the ball to him for a three-over spell, though he didn't take a wicket this time. (BCCI)

    • At the tea break on day three, students from a Kolkata orphanage released 199 baloons carrying Tendulkar's image to honour the little master. (BCCI)

    • This image became everybody's favourite, where the 'Prince of Kolkata' Sourav Ganguly hugged the 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar at the presentation ceremony. (BCCI)