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Sri Lanka's Dilshan completes 10,000 ODI runs HAMBANTOTA: Tillakaratne Dilshan Sunday 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.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 62.Dilshan now has 10,007 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.The 10,000-run club in one-day cricket (name, country, matches, runs, centuries):Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 463 18,426 49Kumar Sangakkara (SRI) 404 14,234 25Ricky Ponting (AUS) 375 13,704, 30Sanath Jayasuriya (SRI) 445 13,430 28Mahela Jayawardene (SRI) 448 12,650 19Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK) 378 11,739 10Jacques Kallis (RSA) 328 11,579 17Saurav Ganguly (IND) 311 11,363 22Rahul Dravid (IND) 344 10,889 12Brian Lara (WIS) 299 10,405 19Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 319 10,007 22Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Form not fitness behind Clarke's struggles, says Di Venuto DERBY: Australia captain Michael Clarke's run of modest scores is not being exacerbated by his longstanding physical problems, according to team batting coach Michael di Venuto.The 34-year-old Clarke is one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, having scored over 8,500 Test runs, including 28 hundreds, at an average of more than 50.But he has compiled just two centuries in his last 26 Test innings and hasn't made a fifty at that level since returning ...

Wallaby Hooper cited after victory over Pumas MENDOZA: Australia flanker Michael Hooper has been cited for allegedly striking Argentina fly-half Nicolas Sanchez during a Rugby Championship match in Mendoza this weekend The disciplinary move follows a 59th-minute incident at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Saturday in which the 23-year-old Wallabies forward appears to strike the Pumas playmaker. Hooper came off the bench in a game won 34-9 by Australia and another Wallaby, replacement back Quade Cooper, was sin-binned for a late, high tackle 14 ...

Sri Lanka make record 368-4 against Pakistan HAMBANTOTA: Kusal Perera struck 116 off 109 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan joined the 10,000-run ODI club as Sri Lanka piled up a record 368-4 in the fifth one-dayer against Pakistan on Sunday.Left-hander Perera reached his century after a 164-run stand for the first wicket with Dilshan, who became only the 11th batsman and the fourth Sri Lankan to compile 10,000 one-day runs.Skipper Angelo Mathews hammered an unbeaten 70 and Milinda Siriwardana clubbed 52 not out ...

Benzema a doubt as Real face Inter in China GUANGZHOU: Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez said on Sunday that striker Karim Benzema was his only injury doubt as his side prepare to face Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Monday.The French international is still recovering from tearing a thigh muscle at the end of last season and was substituted at half-time on Friday as Real romped past Manchester City 4-1 in Melbourne."The only slight worry is Benzema. He has a slight tweak, ...

First tournament win for Paire BASTAD: Frenchman Benoit Paire won the first ATP Tour title of his career at the Bastad Open on Sunday, defeating Spanish veteran Tommy Roberdo 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 in the final.The victory brought the curtain down on a fine week on the claycourts for the Frenchman, ranked 62nd in the world at the start of it.He defeated four higher-ranked players in top seed David Goffin of Belgium, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan and defending champion Pablo Cuevas ...

Vettel wins for Bianchi and Ferrari on emotionally-charged day BUDAPEST: German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi on Sunday when he stormed to victory for Ferrari in a dramatic and incident-filled Hungarian Grand Prix.The four-time world champion claimed his second victory of the season and 41st of his career -- drawing him level with the late Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna in equal third on the all-time list -- after leading from the start to dominate a ...


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