Sehwag sixth Indian to score 7000 Test runs

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Colombo: Virender Sehwag on August 4 became the sixth Indian batsman to score 7000 Test runs during his unbeaten knock of 97 on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka here.

Sehwag reached the milestone during the final session when he scored a single off Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga to mid-off area to bring up his 70 at the P. Sara Oval.

The dashing Indian opener is the 38th batsman overall to have scored 7000 runs.

Sehwag, 31, who made his debut against South Africa at Bloemfontein in 2001, was playing in his 79th Test.

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