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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Just like his cricketing career, Jayawardene excels in coaching career as well.
Jayawardene was quoted in the media as blaming Mathews for the side's downfall.
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.
Herath, who plundered nine wickets in the first innings, claimed five for 57 as the Sri Lankans rolled Pakistan over for just 165 before lunch yesterday to secure a 105-run victory and hand Jayawardene the perfect swansong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The visitors can be backed at evens but, in a game which looks close, it may pay to look for value in top-runscorer markets and Jayawardene makes plenty of appeal at 7-2.