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5 batting greats who retired just short of a major landmark in ODIs

Ram Kumar
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:35 IST

#4 Kumar Sangakkara - 93 Fifties & 99 Stumpings

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara's tally of 93 fifties is second only to Sachin Tendulkar's collection of 96 fifties

Having retired from T20Is at the end of the 2014 World T20, Kumar Sangakkara subsequently revealed his intention to quit ODIs following the conclusion of the 2015 World Cup. The legendary left-hander, who kept getting better with age, reeled off a record four successive ODI centuries in the tournament. The quarterfinal defeat against South Africa, in which he top-scored for Sri Lanka with a gritty 45, was his last appearance in the format.

In a career spanning between 2000 and 2015, Sangakkara played 404 ODIs and amassed a whopping 14,234 runs at a healthy average of 41.98. Aside from compiling 25 centuries, the southpaw also collected 93 fifties. Only Sachin Tendulkar, with 96 fifties, has more in ODI history. The gloveman also finished his 50-over career with 99 stumpings. MS Dhoni would later become the first wicket-keeper batsman to complete 100 stumpings.

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