Decade Review 2009
After scoring 11814 runs and 34 centuries in 149 matches, Mahela Jayawardene bid farewell to Test cricket at the SSC
After scoring 11814 runs and 34 centuries in 149 matches, Mahela Jayawardene bid farewell to Test cricket at the SSC © AFP


    From support act to lead role

Numbers Game: Over the last four years, Rangana Herath has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

    'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and his best friend Mahela Jayawardene tick

Stylist makes pragmatic exit

After bidding farewell to Tests in front of his home fans, Mahela Jayawardene will focus his energies on one final tilt at the 50-over World Cup

    Four Sri Lankan masters

Ramachandra Guha: From Mendis to Sangakkara, a look at a few iconic batsmen who shaped Sri Lanka's cricket

'Sangakkara has been consistent across the world'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kumar Sangakkara's appetite for runs

    Video/Audio »   Magazine »    Page 2 »


A man of his people

Janaka Malwata: Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field

Let's hear it for cricket's capriciousness

Sankaran Krishna: The game's idiosyncrasies can lead to talking points, but they also add thrill to the outcome

Sri Lanka's triumph of attitude

Janaka Malwatta: They won in England by playing tough, bloody-minded cricket, refusing to take a backward step, on or off the pitch

Quote Unquote

Left QuoteRight Quote

Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower, on being asked what went wrong after a strong first day in the SSC Test

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene pose for one last photo in whites
Mahela Jayawardene breaks into a smile during his retirement press conference
Fans congratulate Mahela Jayawardene after the Test
Mahela Jayawardene walks past a group of fans
The Sri Lankan team with the series trophy
Mahela Jayawardene with his wife and baby daughter
More in 00 -09
  • Ponting voted Player of the Decade
  • Australian captain beats Jacques Kallis to be voted cricketer of the 2000s
  • 'This one's extra satisfying' - Ponting
  • Cricinfo's Player of the Decade title is "a great honour and a great thrill" for Australia's captain
  • Laughing boy
  • Like Bradman before him, Ponting turned the opposition into ball-ferriers, delighting in his mastery all the while
  • Gilly and Baz go bonkers
  • Flintoff's Edgbaston magic, a Tendulkar gem, that 434 chase, and the IPL's fiery start feature in the second part of our performances of the decade
  • Ricky rampages, Shoaib sizzles
  • One of the greatest Tests of the decade, four World Cup performances, a seven-for, and a blazing double feature in the first part of our performances of the decade
Latest News Specials