December 26, 2012 / 1:41 AM / 5 years ago

Sri Lanka's Sangakkara passes 10,000 test runs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the 11th cricketer to pass 10,000 test runs in the last over before lunch in the second test against Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara (C) signs autographs for fans at the Singapore Cricket Club October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong/Files

The 35-year-old Sangakkara punched an imperious cover drive for four off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson to bring up the milestone and draw a standing ovation from a bumper crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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