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Sangakkara completes 10000 test runs

Akshy Sridhar
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2.35K   //    26 Dec 2012, 20:01 IST

England v Sri Lanka: 3rd npower Test - Day Five

Kumar Sangakkara became the 11th player to complete 10000 runs in Test cricket, during his knock of 58 against Australia today morning.

He also became the fastest player along with Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar to complete 10000 runs, as they have all managed to do it in 195 innings. Ricky Ponting managed it in 196 innings, while Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardene took 206 and 210 innings respectively to achieve the feat.

Among the 11 players, Sangakkara’s average is second only to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

The 10,000 elite club:
PlayerSpan

Mat

Inns

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

SR Tendulkar (India)1989-

194

320

15645

248*

54.32

51

66

RT Ponting (Aus)1995-2012

168

287

13378

257

51.85

41

62

SR Waugh (Aus)1985-2004

168

260

10927

200

51.06

32

50

R Dravid (ICC/India)1996-2012

164

286

13288

270

52.31

36

63

JH Kallis (ICC/SA)1995-

158

268

12980

224

56.92

44

56

AR Border (Aus)1978-1994

156

265

11174

205

50.56

27

63

S Chanderpaul (WI)1994-

146

249

10696

203*

51.67

27

61

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1997-2012

137

229

10674

374

49.64

31

43

BC Lara (ICC/WI)1990-2006

131

232

11953

400*

52.88

34

48

SM Gavaskar (India)1971-1987

125

214

10122

236*

51.12

34

45

KC Sangakkara (SL)2000-

115

195

10018

287

55.65

30

41

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Akshy Sridhar
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An ardent Indian cricket fan who knows some football and tennis. Considers Rahul Dravid as his idol; loves Roger Federer and Manchester United!
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