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Cricket: Jayawardene joins 11,000 Test club

Published on Jan 19, 2014 11:00 PM

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene joined the 11,000 Test runs club during the fourth day of the third and final cricket 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 comprises two players each from India, the West Indies and Australia and one each from Sri Lanka and South Africa.

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