A 178-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene enabled Sri Lanka to close day one of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on 314 for five after they had bee reduced to 49 for two early on.
The fight for this week’s Cricket World Player of the Week award is a three-way one between the week’s three century-makers. Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene both hit centuries against India at Sabina Park on Tuesday
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he played two excellent innings to help his side into a One-Day International seies lead over England.
Jayawardene, who by his own admission struggled to show the form he was capable of in the Test series, hit a magnificent 144 in the second ODI and then an equally fluent 79 in the third match - both games that his side went on to win.