March 7, 2013 - Thilan Samaraweera retires
100 v Pakistan, Faisalabad, 2004
Half an hour into the first day's play in Faisalabad, few would have thought Sri Lanka had a shot at drawing the match, let alone winning it. Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami had ripped through the top order and Sri Lanka were struggling at 9 for 3. Samaraweera dug in and struck a doughty hundred, establishing a reputation of a stubborn fighter. His first century on foreign soil helped Sri Lanka reach a respectable 243 before a blitzkrieg by Sanath Jayasuriya in the second innings shut Pakistan out of the match.