Wicketkeeper Sangakkara effects most dismissals in ODIs
Wellinton: Veteran Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara Thursday went past Adam Gilchrist here as he effected maximum number (474) of dismissals as a wicketkeeper.
The 37-year-old Sangakkara was already the joint highest with Australian Gilchrist before this game, but now holds the record solo after his two catches in the ODI against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium.
South African Mark Boucher (424) and Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (314) are behind Gilchrist in most number of dismissals in ODIs.
Left-handed batsman Sangakkara also became the highest run-scorer for his country in ODIs, reaching 13,434 runs to surpass former captain and opener Sanath Jayasuriya. Sangakkara scored 113 to register his 21st century.
Now, Sangakkara is only behind India’s Sachin Tendulkar (18,426) and Australian Ricky Ponting (13704) in the list of highest run-scorers in the 50-over format.