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Saturday, July 26, 2014

COLOMBO - The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Thursday.

Jayawardene, 37, went to the crease when the Sri Lankans were reeling at 2-16 but the stylish right-hander batted through for more that six hours to take his side to 5-305 at stumps.

This was Jayawardene's 11th century at the ground, the most by any batsman at a single venue.

He also joined India's Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara of the West Indies at tied fifth on the list of highest Test century makers, becoming the highest run-getters for Sri Lanka in the process with 11,646 runs.

"Mahela played very, very well," said South Africa's bowling coach Allan Donald.








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