Mahela Jayawardene becomes the ninth batsman to score 10,000 Test runs

Mahela Jayawardene is the first Sri Lankan to score more than 10,000 Test runs and is the fifth-fastest to achieve the feat in terms of number of innings © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Durban: Dec 26, 2011

 

Mahela Jayawardene became the 9th batsman to amass over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He achieved the landmark in the second Test against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban on Monday.

 

In the first Test of the series, Jayawardene was run-out while attempting to reach his landmark. Coming into the ongoing match, his career tally stood at 9,999 runs. He reached the landmark by pushing for a single off the bowling of Dale Steyn.

 

Jayawardene is the first Sri Lankan to score more than 10,000 Test runs and is the fifth-fastest to achieve the feat in terms of number of innings.

 

List of batsmen who have completed 10,000 career runs:

 

Player

M

Runs

Avg

100s

50s

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

185

15183

56.02

51

63

Rahul Dravid (India)

161

13094

53.22

36

62

Ricky Ponting (Australia)

159

12718

52.33

39

59

Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

149

12036

56.77

40

55

Brian Lara (West Indies)

131

11953

52.88

34

48

Allan Border (Australia)

156

11174

50.56

27

63

Steve Waugh (Australia)

168

10927

51.06

32

50

Sunil Gavaskar (India)

125

10122

51.12

34

45

Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka)

127

10000*

51.02

29

40

 *still battting