Sri Lankan Dilshan scores 10,000th ODI run

Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman and the fourth Sri Lankan to compile 10,000 runs in one-day cricket, achieving the feat against Pakistan in Hambantota on Sunday.

The flamboyant 38-year-old reached the landmark in his 319th match when he took a single off Shoaib Malik to move to 55, before being run out on 63.

Dilshan now has 10,008 runs, joining compatriots Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene in a coveted list headed by Indian great Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 18,426 ODI runs.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is third on the list with 13,704 ODI runs, including 30 centuries.

The 10,000-run club in one-day cricket (name, country, matches, runs, centuries):

Sachin Tendulkar (IND): 463 matches; 18,426 runs; 49 ODI centuries.

Kumar Sangakkara (SRI): 404; 14,234; 25.

Ricky Ponting (AUS): 375; 13,704; 30.

Sanath Jayasuriya (SRI): 445; 13,430; 28.

Mahela Jayawardene (SRI): 448; 12,650; 19.

Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK): 378; 11,739; 10.

Jacques Kallis (RSA): 328; 11,579; 17.

Saurav Ganguly (IND): 311; 11,363; 22.

Rahul Dravid (IND): 344; 10,889; 12.

Brian Lara (WIN): 299; 10,405; 19.

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI): 319; 10,008; 22.

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