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Dilshan ton leads Sri Lanka counter-attack

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Tillakaratne Dilshan led a fighting counter-attack with an gutsy century as Sri Lanka trailed Australia by 141 runs with two days to play in the first Hobart Test on Sunday. 

Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan celebrates after scoring a century in the first Hobart Test on December 16, 2012. Dilshan and prospective captain Angelo Mathews put on 161 runs before they were separated with the score on 248 as Sri Lanka closed in on the follow-on target.

Dilshan batted for almost seven hours for his 147 and shared in a record Sri Lanka stand in Australia with Angelo Mathews to get the tourists within 114 runs of the home side's first innings of 450 for five declared.

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