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Jayawardene's century propels Sri Lanka to 318-4
Jayawardene braves stitches to propel Sri Lanka to 318-4 in 2nd test
By RIZWAN ALI
Associated Press
2014-01-09 10:01 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Mahela Jayawardene shrugged off three stitches in his hand with a defiant 32nd test century and led Sri Lanka to a commanding 318-4 in the second test against Pakistan on Thursday.

Jayawardene was unbeaten on 106 off 230 balls with 12 fours while opening batsman Kaushal Silva (95) narrowly missed out on a maiden century to give Sri Lanka a lead of 153 on day two after Pakistan was bowled out for 165.

Jayawardene needed three stitches between his third and fourth fingers on his left hand after attempting a catch on Wednesday, but was unruffled by the pain as he put on 139 runs with Silva.

Pakistan struck twice inside the first hour and denied Silva a century when Hafeez had him lbw after tea.

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