A billion hearts stopped twice that day. Once when the man was on the brink of surpassing a mere numerical milestone. The second and the most painful :
47.1 Tendulkar tries to paddle-scoop it over short fine-leg but alas for him it goes straight up and the fielder takes a dolly.
One of the most singlehanded efforts of the modern game came to end and with it , the frailties of a team which statistically hasn't changed for the last decade. One of the most tragic ends to a game , second only to the maestro's effort on the losing side against Pakistan in 1999. Interestingly Sachin has numerous centuries that have ended up on the losing side ( http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/records/284237.html).