A quick look at Mahela Jayawardene`s Test career

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

Colombo: Factfile on Sri Lanka`s Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from Test cricket here on Monday.

Full name: Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene

Right-hand batsman. Right-arm medium-pace bowler

Age: 37

Test debut: Sri Lanka v India, Premadasa stadium, Colombo, August 1997

Last Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, SSC, Colombo, August 2014

Test career:

Matches 149, Runs 11,814, Highest 374, Average 49.84, Centuries 34

Notable achievements:

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

- Jayawardene and Sangakkara hold the record for the highest partnership in Test cricket: 624 for the third wicket against South Africa in Colombo in 2006. Jayawardene scored 374 and Sangakkara made 287.

- Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera also have the highest partnership for the fourth wicket: 437 against Pakistan in Karachi in 2009. Jayawardene scored 240 and Samaraweera 231.

- His 205 Test catches are second only to Indian Rahul Dravid`s tally of 210 by a fielder other than a wicket-keeper.

- Jayawardene captained Sri Lanka in 38 Tests, winning 18, losing 12 with 8 drawn.

- Jayawardene has played 420 one-day internationals and scored 11,681 runs at an average of 32.90 with 16 centuries. He hopes to keep playing one-day matches till next year`s World Cup.

- Jayawardene also played in 55 Twenty20 internationals before quitting the shortest format in April. He scored 1,493 runs with one century and a strike-rate of 133.18 runs per 100 balls.

- His 2,921 runs in 27 Tests at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo are the most by any batsman at a single ground. He averaged 74.89 at the ground with 11 centuries.