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Sangakkara hammers his way into the 14000 club in ODIs

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 March 2015, 07:29 PM

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the second player to reach 14,000 ODI runs, only after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Kumar reached the landmark against Australia in a World Cup at MCG. He also became the first Sri Lankan to reach the mile stone.

In the process, he also became the first batsman to score three consecutive tons in World Cup history. Chasing a huge 377-run target, Sangakkara put a spirited 100 of 100-balls and kept Lanka in the hunt. Sangakkara now has four World Cup tons, leaving him one behind Ricky Ponting, and two behind Sachin Tendulkar, on the all-time list.    

This was Sanga's 378th innings in 402 One Day International matches he has played. The stylish left hander has been in prolific touch as he scored a 73-ball ton against minnows Bangladesh and then notched up another impressive ton off 70 balls against jittery England. 

India’s batting icon Sachin Tendulkar remains top in the list with 18,246 runs in 463 matches. The former Sri Lankan skipper features fourth in ODIs, behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Pointing and Sanath Jayasuriya. 

First Published: Sunday, March 08, 2015 06:58 PM
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