India were struggling at 120 for five in their first innings at lunch on day two of the first cricket Test against the West Indies at Eden Gardens.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (21) and Rohit Sharma (16) were at the crease for the hosts, who are trailing by 114 runs.
West Indies 1st innings: 234 all out.
India 1st innings: 120 for 5 in 39 overs.(M Vijay 26, S Dhawan 23; Shane Shillingford 4/53).
Resuming the day at 37 for no loss, India lost their first wicket in the third over of the day when Shikhar Dhawan (23) played an away going delivery on to his stumps.
Patience was the need of the hour but Vijay (26) chose to step out to Shillingford only to be foxed and stumped.
Just 40 minutes into the day, Tendulkar came in to the bat amidst chants of 'Sachin, Sachin' from the 30,000-odd crowd.
Tendulkar started tentatively with a Shillingford off-break staying low, while the next ball swayed legside hitting his pads for a leg-bye.
In the next over, pacer Tino Best kept on attacking his stumps as the ball had some hints of reverse swing but Tendulkar held his ground and went off the mark in the fourth ball with a single to the point region.
Having opened his account, the maestro was in his usual self as he hit Shillingford for a boundary, the first of the morning. There was another boundary in store with a similar leg glance to Shillingford as the crowd started cheering with Tendulkar getting into the groove.
But Tendulkar's innings was cut short by England umpire Nigel Llong who adjudged the Indian senior batsman lbw to arising doosra from Shillingford.
The crowd was stunned but gave Tendulkar a standing ovation as he went off the field dejected.
India lost Virat Kohli (3) when the in-form batsman handed an easy bat-pad catch to Kieran Powell as Shillingford brought his side back in the match.
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