Sanga becomes 2nd batsman to reach 14,000 ODI runs

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Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to register 14,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Sangakkara needed 39 more runs to achieve the milestone when he came out to bat against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground. The left-hander reached the landmark 14,000 runs in 14th over of Sri Lankan innings.

Sangakkara has been in prolific touch and in his last two outings scored back to back centuries. He scored 73-ball century against Bangladesh and then against England notched another impressive hundred off 70 balls. Both his hundreds proved to be match winning ones and gave Sri Lanka a much needed direction in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after their poor start against New Zealand in the tournament opener.

The twin centuries took Sangakkara’s tally to 23 hundreds and he now has the most centuries for Sri Lanka after Sanath jayasuriya’s 28 tons. The classy left-handed batsman features fourth on list of all-time most hundreds in ODIs. The list is topped by Tendulkar (49), followed by former Australian captain Ricky Pointing (30) and Jayasuriya on third.

Sangakkara also became the first Sri Lankan batsman to notch up 14,000 runs in ODIs. It took him 402 matches to reach the milestone. Next on most runs for Sri Lanka list is Jayasuriya, who has 13364 runs from 441 matches. Sangakkara’s long-time friend Mahela Jayawardene is the third highest run-getter for Sri Lanka with over 12, 000 runs.

  Comments - 16

  • Avatar Monday, 09 March 2015 07:11 AM

    Good for you Sanga. How about sticking on for a couple years more?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 08 March 2015 05:42 PM

    Congrats to our great legend. Sunna, aim for the World cup this year.

    Desmond Jeromme Sunday, 08 March 2015 05:43 PM

    You are the little Master for SriLanka. Good job.... keep it up.

    Bubble Banda Sunday, 08 March 2015 05:45 PM

    Now Sanga has no pressure from Mahinananda, that is why freely he is playing and doing well.

    Vijith Pieterz Sunday, 08 March 2015 05:48 PM

    Sanga putha.... well done its not easy to get 14,000 runs. You are great indeed.

    M. H. Rahmatullah Babu Sunday, 08 March 2015 06:23 PM

    Congratulations, Sanga! You are always my favourite.

    Ravi Monday, 09 March 2015 08:33 AM

    Well done Kandy boy.

    Chanda Dasa Monday, 09 March 2015 03:11 PM

    Meanwhile Yahapalanaya is 60 not out.

    M.H. Rahmatullah Babu Sunday, 08 March 2015 06:26 PM

    Wow! East or west, Sanga is the best.

    Sanga Fans Sunday, 08 March 2015 07:13 PM

    Please sanga dont leave us...you have to stay longer in SL Team and make more records for our country..We dont want to miss you!

    karu Sunday, 08 March 2015 08:51 PM

    Congratulations, Sanga for your achievement. You are great source of inspiration to all Sri Lankan sportsmen.

    cricket lover Monday, 09 March 2015 11:09 AM

    congrat. sanga u r exeptional via DM Android App

    nallainathan sarveswaramoorthy Monday, 09 March 2015 02:01 AM

    Every sri Lankan being proud because of your achievement congratulations sanka.

    Dayawathie Monday, 09 March 2015 03:18 AM

    Well done Sanga

    Vasantha Edirisinghe Monday, 09 March 2015 04:07 AM

    Congratulations I salute you

    siri Monday, 09 March 2015 05:58 AM

    THOUSAND HEARTY CHEERS SANGA! . EXCELLENT STUFF. YOU ARE THE CRICKET HEAD MASTER OF SRI LANKA.


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