Decade Review 2009
Rangana Herath finished with 5 for 40 to bowl Sri Lanka to within two wickets of a famous win, but South Africa hung on for a draw at the SSC
Rangana Herath finished with 5 for 40 to bowl Sri Lanka to within two wickets of a famous win, but South Africa hung on for a draw at the SSC © AFP


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".

Please, please, please!!: Sri Lanka appeal desperately for Dale Steyn's wicket
Rangana Herath is ecstatic after his fifth wicket
Kaushal Silva goes airborne
The Sri Lanka players are up in arms for the wicket of JP Duminy
Mahela Jayawardene takes the catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis
Hashim Alma reacts after being caught at first slip
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