Kumar Sangakkara surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, becomes fastest to 12,000 Test runs

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Sri Lankan batsman Kumar
Sangakkara joined an elite group of
cricketers when he became only the
fifth to make 12,000 runs in his
career. The prolific 37-year-old left-
hander reached the milestone when
he knocked Trent Boult square for
two in Sri Lanka's first innings of the
second Test against New Zealand in
Wellington. At stumps he was not out
on 33.

Sangakkara, who started the two-Test
New Zealand series on 11,988 runs
and after scoring six and one in the
first Test in Christchurch, became the
fastest to 12,000 runs as he reached
the landmark in 224 innings, 23 fewer
than Sachin Tendulkar in second
place.

Since launching his Test career in
2000, Sangakkara has made an
impressive average of over 58.00,
including 37 centuries in 130 Tests.
His highest score was 319 against
Bangladesh.

He sits behind four retired cricketers
but has a superior average on the
all-time scoring list which is headed
by India's Sachin Tendulkar who
compiled 15,921 from 200 Tests at an
average 53.78. Australian Ricky
Ponting (13,378 at 51.85), Jacques
Kallis from South Africa (13,289 at
55.37) and India's Rahul Dravid
(13,288 at 52.31) round out the top
five.

Last month, Sangakkara became only
the fourth batsman to surpass the
13,000-run mark in one-day
internationals, achieving the feat in
his 386th match. The ODI list is also
headed by Tendulkar, who made
18,426 runs in 463 matches, ahead of
Ponting with 13,704 runs from 375
ODIs and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri
Lanka, who has 13,430 runs in 445
games.

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yes, but he wont be able to reach 15K runs mark :p
 
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