MUMBAI (AFP) Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed his sixth century this year to give Sri Lanka a solid start in the crucial third and final Test against India here on Wednesday. Dilshan made 109 as Sri Lanka, seeking a win to draw the series 1-1, battled a wicket with turn and bounce to pile up 366-8 by close of the opening days play at the Brabourne stadium. All-rounder Angelo Mathews returned unbeaten on a career-best 86 as the tourists grabbed the chance to have first strike for the only time in the series after skipper Kumar Sangakkara called correctly. India, who won the second Test in Kanpur by an innings and 144 runs after the first match in Ahmedabad ended in a high-scoring draw, will dislodge South Africa as the top-ranked Test side if they win the series 2-0. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh picked up four wickets and left-arm slow bowler Pragyan Ojha two as the vintage stadium, hosting a Test after 36 years, laid out a sporting wicket to provide an absorbing days cricket. Dilshan, 33, dominated the day with 10 boundaries and two sixes in his 11th career Test century and the second in the series after making 112 at Ahmedabad. He anchored the innings superbly after a first-wicket stand of 93 in 20 overs with left-handed Tharanga Paranavitana, who made his highest score in the series of 53. Harbhajan broke through 25 minutes before lunch when he forced Paranavitana to edge a catch to Rahul Dravid at first slip. India hit back in the afternoon session with three quick wickets as Sri Lanka slumped from the lunch score of 117-1 to 213-4 by tea. Sangakkara scored 18 when he was caught down the leg-side by wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Ojha. Former skipper Mahela Jayawardene added 59 for the third wicket with Dilshan to lift the tourists to 187-2, when India slammed on the brakes with two wickets in four balls. Jayawardene (29) hooked Shanthakumaran Sreesanth to fine-leg where Virender Sehwag took a smart catch, before Harbhajan had Thilan Samaraweera caught in the leg-trap for one. Mathews and Dilshan put Sri Lanka on top again by adding 74 for the fifth wicket when the century-maker fell to a poor decision by umpire Nigel Llong. The Englishman gave Dilshan caught at short-leg off Harbhajan even as television replays showed the ball go off the batsmans pad to Murali Vijay at forward short-leg. Prasanna Jayawardene overcame Dilshans setback by making a fluent 43 with six fours and a six during a sixth-wicket stand of 67 with Mathews. Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath fell in quick succession, but Muttiah Muralitharan kept Mathews company at close. Sri Lanka dropped unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis to play a specialist seamer in Kulasekara. India brought in opener Vijay for his second Test in place of Gautam Gambhir, who was given permission to miss the match to attend his sisters wedding on Thursday.