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Sri Lanka star Jayawardene to retire from Test cricket

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Star Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene said Monday he would retire from Test cricket after the series against Pakistan in August, drawing the curtain on an almost two decade-long Test career. 

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene plays a shot during a match against South Africa at the Mahinda Rajapaksa stadium in Hambantota on July 12, 2014

Jayawardene, 37, who has been a stalwart of the batting order since making his debut against India in 1997, said it was not an easy decision but ultimately he felt it was the right time to go.

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