Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne becomes 12th player from island nation to complete 3,000 Test runs

Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne on Saturday completed 3,000 Test runs during his marathon knock of 196 in the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

AFP, October 07, 2017

Dubai: Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne on Saturday completed 3,000 Test runs during his marathon knock of 196 in the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

The 29-year-old left-hander reached the milestone when on 141 as he smashed a boundary off pacer Mohammad Amir during the second day's play.

Dimuth Karunaratne hit 196 in the second Test against Pakistan. Twitter/ @ICC

Dimuth Karunaratne hit 196 in the second Test against Pakistan. Twitter/ @ICC

He becomes the 12th Sri Lankan to score 3,000 or more runs, in a 44-Test career. He was finally bowled off an inside edge off paceman Wahab Riaz.

Karunaratne batted for nine hours and seven minutes, facing 405 balls off which he cracked 19 boundaries and a six.

Kumar Sangakkara leads the table of highest Test run-getters for Sri Lanka, amassing 12,400 runs in 134 Tests while his long time partner Mahela Jayawardene has 11,814 runs in 149 matches.

Karunaratne made his debut against New Zealand at Galle in 2012 and his previous best Test score was also at the same venue, when he scored 186 versus against the West Indies in 2015.

Here is the list of Sri Lankan batsmen with 3,000 or more runs (under batsman, Tests, runs):

K Sangakkarra
Tests - 134
Runs - 12,400

M Jayawardene
Tests - 149
Runs - 11,814

S Jayasuriya
Tests - 110
Runs - 6973

Aravinda de Silva
Tests - 93
Runs - 6361

M Atapattu
Tests - 90
Runs - 5502

T Dilshan
Tests - 87
Runs - 5492

T Samaraweera
Tests - 81
Runs - 5462

A Ranatunga
Tests - 93
Runs - 5105

A Mathews
Tests - 69
Runs - 4718

H Tillakaratne
Tests - 83
Runs - 4545

C Vaas
Tests - 111
Runs - 3089

D Karunaratne
Tests - 44
Runs - 3053

Updated Date: Oct 07, 2017







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