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Jayasuriya completes 10,000 runs

Source: PTI
Last updated on: August 09, 2005 16:13 IST
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Sanath Jayasuriya became the fourth batsmen in the world and the first Sri Lankan to join the elite 10,000-run club in one-day international on Tuesday.

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Needing 10 runs before the triangular series final against India in Colombo, the left-handed opener pulled Irfan Pathan for four to achieve the milestone at the Premadasa Stadium.

The other three members of the club are Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul Haq and Sourav Ganguly.

While Tendulkar has 13,642 runs from 348 matches, Inzamam has 10,933 from 344 ODIs. Ganguly, who reached the milestone in the third match of the ongoing tri-series, has 10,011 runs to his credit from 273 one-dayers.

Jayasuriya, a former captain who started his one-day career in 1989-90, took 337 matches to join the elite list.

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