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19-Jan-2014 16:50:00 GMT
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

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 on Sunday.

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.

Players with 11,000 or more runs in Test cricket

Sachin Tendulkar - 15,921
Ricky Ponting - 13,378
Jacques Kallis - 13,289
Rahul Dravid - 13,288
Brian Lara - 11,953
Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 11,229*
Allan Border - 11,174
Mahela Jayawardene - 11,033*

*Players are playing Test match

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