Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Kandy April 4, 2006

Injury ends Jayasuriya's Test career

ESPNcricinfo staff



Sanath Jayasuriya walks back in agony © AFP

Sanath Jayasuriya's Test career ended on a painful note after dislocating his right thumb during the second Test against Pakistan at Kandy. He also needed several stitches after splitting the webbing when he attempted to catch Imran Farhat in the gully during the morning session of the second day.

"It looks like he will be out for at least four weeks," Tommy Simsek, the Sri Lankan team's physiotherapist, told reporters after returning from the Kandy Central Hospital. "There's also a dislocation near the joint. It is very unlikely he will take any further part in the Test."

Jayasuriya announced his retirement from Tests last week, but will continue to play ODIs in the lead up to the World Cup in West Indies, which will be his last outing in international cricket. He made 14 in the first innings at Kandy and, if he doesn't bat again, will finish with 6613 runs and 14 hundreds. His left-arm spin has picked up 92 wickets.