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    Mahela Jayawardene, completed 12,000 runs in ODI cricket

    November 10, 2014

    Mahela Jayawardene, completed 12,000 runs in ODI cricket on Sunday (09), after scoring a ton against India in the third limited overs match in Hyderabad. Jayawardene notched up his 17th ODI ton to help the Lankans set a modest 243-run target for the Indians.

    Jayawardene became the fifth batsman in the history of the game to score 12,000 runs in ODI cricket. He overtook former Pakistani skipper Inzamam-ul Haq, who had scored 11,739 runs.


    The batting maestro got out to Ravichandran Ashwin after scoring a well made 118 off just 124 deliveries. His prolific innings consisted of 12 boundaries and a six.


    He shared a well knit 105-run partnership with Tillakaratne Dilshan for the third wicket. Dilshan scored a decent 53 runs.


    Jayawardene with 12,002 runs, also became the third Sri Lankan in the top five list of highest ODI run-getters. He is behind Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430) and Kumar Sangakkara (12,918) in terms of runs scored by Lankan batsmen.


    Former India maestro Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 18,426 runs, followed by ex- Australia skipper Ricky Ponting who had amassed 13,704 runs.


    Jayawardene was at his self best against the Virat Kohli led Indian side. Sri Lanka trail the five-match ODI series 0-2 and will hope to contain Indian batsmen, as the latter will look to chase 243 runs. (SDF/KH)


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