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Dilshan set for Test retirement

Sri Lanka Cricket have confirmed that batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is set to retire from Test matches after an 87-match career.

The 36-year-old, who made his highest five-day score of 193 not out as captain in the drawn Test against England at Lord's in 2011, will make the announcement personally on Thursday.

A SLC statement this morning said: "TM Dilshan is to formally announce his retirement from Test cricket tomorrow.

"The all-rounder has played 87 Tests and scored 5,492 runs at a modest average of 40.98. He has scored 16 Test centuries and 23 fifties at a strike rate of 65.54."

Dilshan made his Test debut in November 1999 against Zimbabwe and has been a familar presence in the Sri Lanka team since. He made his 16th Test hundred against Bangladesh in March.