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    Hughes ton helps Aus to level series

    Phil Hughes century and an inspired bowling performance guided Australia to a 32-run victory over Sri Lanka in Hobart.

    Hobart: Moises Henriques and Xavier Doherty took three wickets each to capitalise on Phil Hughes' unbeaten century on Wednesday as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs and share the five-match limited-overs series 2-2.

    Despite an aggressive 38 off 39 balls by Mahela Jayawardene and a defiant 67 from Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka could manage just 215 in their chase of Australia's 247 and just a second series win on Australian soil.

    Spinner Doherty (3 for 21) sparked something of a top-order collapse with the dismissal of Jayawardene in the seventh over, while allrounder Henriques (3 for 32) closed down the tailend.

    Hughes earlier smashed an unbeaten 138 after Sri Lanka won the toss and sent Australia in to bat.