Tendulkar raises hopes of victory as India seize control in third Test

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Sachin Tendulkar resumes this morning against New Zealand needing 43 runs for his 50th Test century. Tendulkar was 57 not out at the close of day two of the third and final Test in Nagpur as, alongside Rahul Dravid (69 not out), he took India to 292 for two, a lead of 99.

It was a near-perfect day for India, who claimed the remaining three New Zealand wickets in the morning to bowl the tourists out for 193, before a century stand from Gautam Gambhir (78) and Virender Sehwag (74) laid the foundations of an imposing innings. Tendulkar's and Dravid's partnership reached 100 shortly before stumps, with India pressing for a victory after two draws.

The International Cricket Council, the game's governing body, has ordered all of its full members to introduce an anti-corruption code into domestic competitions by 1 April next year in order to mirror the guidelines used by the ICC at international level. The organisation wants the entire professional game to work under effectively the same code in a bid to stamp out match-fixing.

The ICC also praised the work of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistan Task Team, who over recent weeks have set up an integrity committee and appointed an integrity officer in the wake of charges being brought under the anti-corruption code against Pakistani international trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: "It would be of great benefit to all stakeholders within the game for all ICC members to adopt a domestic anti-corruption code and a template will immediately be sent to all full members. ICC has zero tolerance towards corruption and we will do everything we can to protect the integrity of our great sport. All members have a responsibility to demonstrate leadership and good practice in protecting the integrity of the sport at domestic and international level."

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