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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 ...
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 ...
Sri Lanka to bat in fifth Pakistan one-dayer HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan in Hambantota on Sunday.The match holds academic interest as Pakistan already enjoy an invincible 3-1 lead, but both sides will want to end the series on a winning note ahead of two Twenty20 internationals.Sri Lanka made three changes from the last match, dropped sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga, seamer Nuwan Pradeep and Sachith ...
Marsh warms up for Test with treble strike DERBY: Australia's Mitchell Marsh took three wickets in quick succession against Derbyshire on Saturday ahead of next week's third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston.At lunch on the final day of three, the lively all-rounder had figures of three for 29 in 11 overs in a rain-marred match in Derby.Derbyshire were 179 for seven in reply to Australia's first innings 413 for nine declared, which featured hundreds by openers David Warner and Shaun Marsh, Mitchell's ...
India court clears Sreesanth, others over IPL fixing NEW DELHI: A New Delhi court on Saturday cleared Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League, a lawyer and media reports said.Indian prosecutors had filed charges of cheating and conspiracy against the players over their alleged links to an organised crime syndicate during the 2013 edition of the Twenty20 competition.Two of Sreesanth's teammates from the Rajasthan Royals franchise, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, had also been ...
Broad backs England to recover in third Ashes Test LONDON: England paceman Stuart Broad insists the team's crushing 405-run defeat by Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord's last week was not "the end of the world".The teams head to Edgbaston for the third Test of a five-match series starting on Wednesday with Australia -- looking to win their first Ashes campaign in Britain since 2001 -- widely regarded as having the edge.But Broad, 29, said there was no reason why England, who ...


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