Jayawardene


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Jayawardene

Junius Richard. 1906--96, Sri Lankan statesman; prime minister (1977--78) and first president of Sri Lanka (1978--89)
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Jayawardene, who was in a zone of his own with a well-struck 124 in the Sagittarius Strikers' 63-run win over Libra Legends in the Masters Champions League on Thursday, said he is enjoying life following his retirement from the Sri Lankan squad.
Jayawardene and Sanga are two names engraved in Lankan cricket history and will never be erased.
Jayawardene will continue to play one-day international cricket until after next year's World Cup.
Jayawardene has been a prolific batsman for Srilanka.
Sangakkara (pictured below) and Jayawardene will therefore resume Sri Lanka's innings today with the hosts 199 runs shy of Pakistan's 451 total.
Haq said that if Pakistan is to win the series in Sri Lanka, they have to ensure that their top batsmen, particularly Jayawardene, is not allowed to get many runs, The Dawn reported.
Jayawardene, 37, will quit the longest form of the game in August following just four more matches, against South Africa and Pakistan, and he leaves the stage as a bona fide great of the game.
Jayawardene, who retired from the Twenty20 format along with his fellow Sri Lanka linchpin Kumar Sangakkara after K their recent ICC World Twenty20 victory, will continue to play in one-day internationals - with a World Cup in Australia and New Zealand still on his agenda next winter.
They were powerless to stop Sangakkara matching Test hundreds to his age – 36 – as he, captain Angelo Mathews (79no) and Jayawardene (55) took their turn to bat on a steadfastly benign surface.
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In the first round of the event on Friday, Jayawardene, for most part of the 14- hole round, drove a golf cart and watched the progress of his players.
We made them hit big shots, take risks and then we struck through our spinners," Jayawardene said.