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One of the twin pillars of Sri Lankan cricket has finally decided to hang up his boots in the longest format of the game. Mahela Jayawardene changed Lanka’s fortunes and carried forward the legacy of Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda de Silva. Along with his best friend and teammate Kumar Sangakkara, Jayawardene has led, Lanka to endless milestones and other memorable moments. Following are highlights of Jayawardene’s Test career © Getty Images

One of the most prolific run-scorer in Test history has decided to retire. Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket after the Test series against Pakistan in 2014. Over the years, Jayawardene has been the pillar of Lanka’s success. He shattered numerous records and was equally effective with his captaincy. As skipper, he achieved his career-best Test score of 374 and the highest individual score by a Lankan. During the same tenure he led Lanka to numerous Test wins.

A player good enough to succeed on all pitches Jayawardene is a typical subcontinent batsman with wristy flicks and glorious drives. His delicate late cuts down towards thirdman leaves the bowler and the keeper amused. Technically solid, Jayawardene has played numerous marathon innings in Tests. He was the first Sri Lanka to cross the 10,000-run barrier in Tests and is sure to end in the top 10 run-scorers in Test cricket.

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Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

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Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

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Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

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