Mahela Jayawardene joins 11,000 Test club
Sharjah: Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene joined the 11,000 Test runs club during the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah today.
The 36-year-old, when on eight, swept off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for a six to complete 11,000 runs in his 141st Test, becoming the eighth batsman but first Sri Lankan to achieve the milestone.
India`s recently retired Sachin Tendulkar topped the list of most runs with 15,921 in a record 200 Tests.
The list includes two players each from India, the West Indies and Australia and one from Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Jayawardene scored 46 in Sri Lanka`s 133-5 at close of play on the fourth day.
List of players with 11,000 or more runs in Test cricket: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) - 15,921 in 200 matches, Ricky Ponting (Aus) - 13,378 in 168 matches, Jacques Kallis (SA) - 13,289 in 166 matches, Rahul Dravid (Ind) - 13,288 in 164 matches, Brian Lara (WI) - 11,953 in 131 matches, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) - 11,229 in 152 matches, Allan Border (Aus) - 11,174 in 156 matches, Mahela Jayawardene (SL) - 11,033 in 141 matches.