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Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps

'I'm a bit disappointed not to get that Test average up to 50'

Nov 19, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene reflects on his Test career, and the need to bridge the gap between international and club cricket in Sri Lanka

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Sri Lanka news

Player comments upset Jayasuriya

Nov 13, 2014: Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed alarm at Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's statements to media regarding team selection, and has said the players' comments revealed Sri Lanka's plans

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Jayawardene pushes case to open

Nov 12, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has urged Sri Lanka's national selectors to let him open the innings in one-day cricket for the final phase of his international career

Gaurav Kalra

India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kolkata

Jayawardene curbed by middle-management problem

Nov 11, 2014: As valuable as he is in the middle order, Mahela Jayawardene has expressed a willingness to open the innings and perhaps it is time Sri Lanka allow his flamboyance to find full expression at the top of the order

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Hyderabad

Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

Nov 9, 2014: A batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already imperiled innings, and set the visitors on course for a third hiding on the trot

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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A pearl that could have been priceless

Oct 30, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's classic 2011 hundred did not deserve to be the only one of six in World Cup finals to not have been good enough to earn the maker's side the trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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