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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Emotional Mahela remembers the good times

Aug 18, 2014: "It's been an emotional day but I promise I won't cry," were Mahela Jayawardene's first words when he took the podium following his final Test

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

The people's man bids them adieu

Aug 18, 2014: To the people who have loved him, Mahela Jayawardene has never seemed like an A-lister. Almost 20 years after he became a celebrity, he has remained, unmistakeably, a man of the people

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

A fitting swansong for Jayawardene

Aug 17, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's farewell innings was not his most fluent, but at the end of it all, there was no wistful lingering or sentimentality - just a typically restrained acknowledgement of an exhilarating ride

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

A tense artist's final strive for perfection

Aug 16, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has won matches off his bat, and thrilled crowds from around the world, but he has never been about the tidy, round numbers

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Numbers Game

Big hundreds, a home superstar, and much more

Aug 15, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene had his problems overseas, but in home conditions he was outstanding, and for Sri Lanka he was a constant at No. 4 for 17 years

S Rajesh

Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

'Mahela an unbelievable team man' - Mathews

Aug 13, 2014: Angelo Mathews hailed Mahela Jayawardene's influence on Sri Lanka's dressing room on the eve of his farewell Test

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

Aug 12, 2014: On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

Master of silken savagery

Aug 12, 2014: He was an artiste who crafted the most technically demanding shots to perfection but lived for the pure adrenaline of battle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Mathews puts chase down to faith

Aug 10, 2014: Faith was all the explanation Angelo Mathews could give for a day in which the weather itself colluded with the hosts, who sped to a thrilling seven-wicket victory, to take the series lead in Galle.

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Galle revels in perfect day

Aug 10, 2014: The ground slowly filled and the tension slowly built, even the clouds held off from bursting as Sri Lanka closed in on a memorable win

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Five of Mahela Jayawardene's best innings

Graceful steel

Aug 9, 2014: A maiden Test hundred, a century at Lord's, a triple against South Africa, and a 180 when his team-mates floundered are among Mahela Jayawardene's virtuoso performances

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

A celebration of Sri Lanka's favourite sons

Aug 8, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are both undisputed legends of the game. Their standing in Sri Lanka, however, goes far deeper than that

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

SA's slow approach could benefit us - Jayawardene

Jul 25, 2014: As South Africa crawled at a run rate of 1.88 in the 52 overs they faced on day two, Mahela Jayawardene issued a warning to the opposition: negativity would only play into Sri Lanka's hands

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

South Africa stymied by spinners

Jul 25, 2014: South Africa made 98 for 3 in 52 overs after debutant Niroshan Dickwella's enterprising half-century had taken Sri Lanka to 421

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

SSC's Superman does it again

Jul 24, 2014: With two gone early and a brittle middle order to come, Jayawardene played the kind of innings that grabs you by the collar, flings you on a train and sends you packing on an adventure

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Jayawardene joins Gavaskar and Lara, owns the SSC

Jul 24, 2014: Stats highlights from the first day of the SL v SA Test at the SSC, where Mahela Jayawardene scored yet another hundred

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Yet another SSC hundred for Jayawardene

Jul 24, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene cashed in again at his favourite venue to take Sri Lanka to 305 for 5

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka news

Jayawardene to sign off at the SSC

Jul 23, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's swan song will be at his home ground, after SLC's Executive Committee decided to move the second Test against Pakistan from the P Sara Oval to the SSC ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mahela Jayawardene retires

A leader, people person and go-to guy

Jul 15, 2014: Former Sri Lanka cricketers, coaches and team-mates pay tribute to Mahela Jayawardene, who will retire from Test cricket in August

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews tips seamers to sweeten Jayawardene's farewell

Jul 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews is buoyed by a confident pace attack and is hopeful of capping Mahela Jayawardene's Test career on a winning note

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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