Sachin Tendulkar improved his world record with his 40th test century as India took a marginal advantage over Australia after Thursday’s opening day of the series deciding fourth test. Sachin hit 109 of 188 balls and redeemed teh Indians from deep. This made India in agood position. Already India is Leading the series by 1-0 to get the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He shared a 146-run partnership with V.V.S Laxman for the fourth wicket that guarenteed the innings after the top order lost three quick wickets shortly before lunch. He smashed the firing balls of the Australians and tharshed it away four sides. This is his 40th Test century. Tendulkar then spent 12 balls on 99 before cutting Krejza for four to bring up his 10th hundred against Australia. At the end of the play Indians were 311/5. In ground Ganguly 27 and Dhoni 4.