Sangakkara passes Ponting on ODI run list in World Cup game

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Christchurch, Feb 14: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara today became the second highest run-maker in one-day international history during the World Cup clash against New Zealand in Christchurch.

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Sangakkara started the day on 13,693 runs and needing just 12 more to pass Australia's Ricky Ponting who made 13,704 runs before he retired.

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The Sri Lankan left-hander reached the milestone when he flicked Adam Milne down the leg side for a four in the 16th over of his team's reply to New Zealand's imposing 331 for six. India legend Sachin Tendulkar tops the list for most ODI runs with a mammoth 18,426.

AFP

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