Mahela Jayawardene Ends Test Career on a High

Mahela Jayawardene is one of only five batsmen to score more than 11,000 runs in both Test and one-day cricket -- the others being Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and team-mate Kumar Sangakkara.

updated: August 18, 2014 12:52 IST
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Mahela Jayawardene finished with 149 Tests in a career that spanned 17 years.

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Colombo: An emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career on a high Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0. (Match Report)

The 37-year-old was hoisted onto his team-mates' shoulders for a lap of honour after the tourists, who resumed their second innings at 127-7 chasing a target of 271, were shot out for 165 before lunch on the fifth day.

The former Test captain, who had retired from Twenty20 internationals after Sri Lanka's title-winning campaign in the World T20 in April, will now play only one-day cricket heading into next year's World Cup.

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