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    December 03, 2007

    Sanath Jayasuriya retires from tests, for now

    Sanath Jayasuriya, dropped from the test side in 2005 first retired from test cricket in March 2006.

    A couple of months later, he promptly reneged on his promise.

    Confirming a report in The Sunday Times in November, Jayasuriya has now announced his retirement from tests, on the same day that he smacked James Anderson for six consecutive boundaries in an over.
    18.1 Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, wide and overpitched, dismissively thumped in the air over extra cover
    18.2 Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, dropped horrible one-day slash, the ball flies high to first slip, Bell gets both hands to it above his head but can't cling on ... that was travelling and Jayasuriya was saved by the fact he hit it so hard
    18.3 Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, square drive for four to add to Anderson's annoyance
    18.4 Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, pulled through square leg, a much better shot, genuine and timed
    18.5 Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, as is that, thumped high over extra cover to bring up his fifty off 62 balls
    18.6 Anderson to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he can ... steered down to the vacant third man area, well placed and Anderson shakes his head in disbelief ... he could have had a wicket and instead he has 24 off the over.
    Previous instances blogged about here: Lara v Kaneria, Afridi v Harbhajan and Sarwan v Munaf. The last batsman to hit all six balls of a six ball over for four was Chris Gayle.

    *Yawn*: In other cricketing news, Murali took his 61st five wicket haul and 709th test wicket to go past Shane Warne.

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