Decade Review 2009
Suranga Lakmal picked up the crucial wicket of Faf du Plessis, as South Africa finished the second day in Colombo at 98 for 3, trailing by 323 runs
Suranga Lakmal picked up the crucial wicket of Faf du Plessis, as South Africa finished the second day in Colombo at 98 for 3, trailing by 323 runs © AFP
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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

    SL's seam attack, and Watling's rise

Numbers Game: Sri Lanka's seamers thrive at Headingley, while New Zealand's wicketkeeper keeps scoring runs

    Abbey Road photographs, and Yorkshire hospitality

Diary: Our correspondent takes in tea at Lord's, fish and chips at Headingley, and a heady Sri Lankan series win

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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

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Angelo Mathews, the victorious Sri Lanka captain, responds to Michael Vaughan's claim that the side had "a glorified county attack".

Suranga Lakmal exults after getting Faf du Plessis
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Dilruwan Perera slides in vain to stop a boundary
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The Sri Lanka players celebrate the wicket of Dean Elgar
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Mahela Jayawardene walks back to the pavilion
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Mahela Jayawardene was finally run out for 165
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Mahela Jayawardene struck 17 fours and a six during his 165
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