FACTBOX - Sangakkara reaches 10,000 test runs

MELBOURNE Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:22am IST

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during a practice session in Colombo October 6, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during a practice session in Colombo October 6, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the 11th cricketer to surpass 10,000 test runs during his innings of 58 on the opening day of the second test against Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Here is a list of the leading test run-scorers. (* denotes active players)

Career Runs

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 1989-2012* 15,645

Ricky Ponting (Australia) 1995-2012 13,378

Rahul Dravid (India) 1996-2012 13,288

Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 1995-2012* 12,980

Brian Lara (West Indies) 1990-2006 11,953

Allan Border (Australia) 1978-1994 11,174

Steve Waugh (Australia) 1985-2004 10,927

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 1994-2012* 10,696

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 1997-2012* 10,674

Sunil Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 10,122

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 2000-2012* 10,018

(Compiled by Ian Ransom; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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