Batting under immense pressure in Sunday’s match (8th March) against Australia, Sri Lankan wicket keeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara displayed his class yet again and joined the exclusive club of 14,000 ODI runs. He is only the second batsman after the great Sachin Tendulkar (18,426) to cross the 14K mark.
Playing his 402nd ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sangakkara took on the Australian pace attack once he got his eye in and dominated the game during his blistering knock of 104 runs from 107 balls.
The 37-year-old has hit dream form in his last ODI assignment before retirement from the shorter format of the game. Despite losing to Australia by 64 runs, Sangakkara also became the first batsman to score three back-to-back centuries in a World Cup.