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* Sri Lanka beats Pakistan to give Mahela Jayawardena a winning farewell
Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 12:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs in the second Test match of the two-match series today and clinched the series 2 -0 to give the retiring batsman Mahela Jayawardena a winning farewell.

Pakistan resumed the second innings at the SSC grounds today 127-7 chasing a target of 271. Sri Lanka limited the visitors for 165-9 before lunch with Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath taking 5-57in the second innings to clinch the series.

Herath claimed 9 wickets for 127 in the first innings to give Sri Lanka edge over Pakistan. Sri Lanka scored 320 in the first inning and 282 in the second innings. Pakistan led the first innings with 332 but collapsed for 127-7 on Day 4. Rangana Herath is the Man of the Match and Man of the Series.

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket after a legendary career spanning 17 years.

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