Mahela Jayawardene is a class act, but often the victim of his own genius. Batting comes so easily to him, that rather than any brilliant bowling, it is often his own impetuosity that gets him out, as he ventures into one shot too many. His Test hundreds include a knock of 242 against India and two knocks of 167 against New Zealand and South Africa, but this particular hundred was sweet music to the young man who had exasperated everyone in the recent past.

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