Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara passed 19,000 List A runs as he stroked a fine 81 that steered Surrey to an eight-wicket win over Glamorgan in United Kingdom’s domestic 50-over competition.
With the feat, Sangakkara has become just the fourth batsman to reach the landmark after Graham Gooch (22,211), Graeme Hick (22,059) and Sachin Tendulkar (21,999).
The 39-year-old, who retired from international cricket in 2015, has now scored 471 runs at an average of 94.2 from six innings across the first class and one-day formats for Surrey, including two consecutive centuries in the County Championship.
Chasing Glamorgan’s revised target of 182 from 29 overs after rain curtailed play, Surrey were taken over the line by Sangakkara, who came into bat in the fourth over with the score at 21/1.
He batted till the end and took them over the line with an unbeaten knock from 74 balls. Mark Stoneman also played his part with a 48-ball 74, as Surrey cruised to victory with the loss of just two wickets.
- Glamorgan 239 (Ingram 72, Rudolph 57) lost to Surrey 183/2 (Sangakkara 81*, Stoneman 74) by 8 wkts (via D/L Method).