Ganguly joins select few on 10,000-run mark

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The 33-year-old former India captain achieved the total when reaching 33 with a quick single off fast bowler Dilhara Fernando before being dismissed for 51. It was his 272nd one-day game. Ganguly was returning after a four-match ban for slow over rates.

Others to have passed 10,000 runs are Ganguly's countryman Sachin Tendulkar, and the Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Ganguly was prevented from celebrating a victory as Sri Lanka won by four wickets to confirm their place in next Tuesday's final. India have to beat West Indies on Sunday to join them.

* Inzamam has asked England to review their decision not to play a Test in Karachi later this year. England are due to tour Pakistan from 26 October for three Tests and five one-day internationals. They will play only a one-dayer, in Karachi in December for security reasons.

Inzamam said: "When India played no untoward incident took place."