TM Dilshan has announced his arrival in the Road Safety World Series 2022 with a magnificent century in the third match of the competition. Opening the batting for Sri Lanka Legends in their first match of the season against Australia Legends, Dilshan went berserk and smashed 107 runs off just 56 balls.
The Road Safety World Series 2022 began on Saturday evening with a match between India Legends and South Africa Legends. Sachin Tendulkar’s India Legends team won the match by 61 runs. In the second match which happened earlier today, last season’s semifinalists West Indies Legends recorded an easy win over the Bangladesh Legends.
Sri Lanka Legends are battling Australia Legends in the third match of the tournament. Last year, Sri Lanka Legends made it to the final of the competition. Meanwhile, Australia Legends lost their first match against Sri Lanka Legends. They returned home and did not come back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia Legends have made their return in the Road Safety World Series this year. Some big names like Brett Lee and Shane Watson are a part of the squad. However, the Aussies did not have a great outing against the Sri Lanka Legends as far as the bowling department is concerned.
Sri Lanka Legends won the toss and opted to bat first. D Munaweera opened the innings with TM Dilshan. The two Sri Lankan openers stitched up an incredible partnership of 208 runs for the first wicket. Eventually, Brett Lee broke the partnership by rattling the stumps of the centurion. Munaweera remained not out on 95 runs off 63 balls.
Fans on Twitter salute TM Dilshan after his top-quality knock in Road Safety World Series 2022
Upul Tharanga previously held the record for the best individual score in Road Safety World Series, having scored 99 runs in a match last year. His teammate has broken the record now with a 107-run knock. Here’s a look at the top Twitter reactions:
Why is Dilshan even retired👀— Prasen Moudgal (@Prasen_m4299) September 11, 2022
The current Sri Lanka team could probably use his services really 🥶#RoadSafetyWorldSeries
Dilshan smashed hundred from 53 balls against Australia Legends in RSWS tournament. pic.twitter.com/Wx9uT4Ja2q— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 11, 2022
RECORD ALERT 🚨— Road Safety World Series (@RSWorldSeries) September 11, 2022
1st ever hundred in the Road Safety World Series goes to 🇱🇰 Tillakaratne Dilshan. He goes for an extravagant 107 (56) 🔥#RoadSafetyWorldSeries #RSWS #SALvsAUSL #YehJungHaiLegendary pic.twitter.com/33hphX4mPR
Highest scores by a batsman in Road Safety World Series.— Thurunu Jayasiri (@ThurunuJ) September 11, 2022
107 – TM Dilshan 🇱🇰 vs AUS-L, 2022 ***
99* – Upul Tharanga 🇱🇰 vs BAN-L in 2021
96 – Nathan Readon 🇦🇺 vs SL-L in 2020
95 – Dilshan Munaweera 🇱🇰 vs AUS-L, 2022 ***#RoadSafetyWorldSeries pic.twitter.com/MLwDnBEO7m
I am watching Dilshan bat live 😍 pic.twitter.com/gMseh42YNC— BS (@Ahmadbilal111) September 11, 2022
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 107 off just 56 balls against Australia Legends.#TillakaratneDilshan #Cricket #RoadSafetyWorldSeries #AustraliaLegends #SriLankaLegends #CricTracker pic.twitter.com/oq86JqNYcv— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 11, 2022
Absolutely lethal from the 🇱🇰 Sri Lankan Legends 💥— Road Safety World Series (@RSWorldSeries) September 11, 2022
They end up with 218/1 in 20 overs, all credits to D Munaweera (95*) & T Dilshan (107).
🇦🇺 Australia Legends have a mountain to climb! Let's see if they can…#RoadSafetyWorldSeries #RSWS #SALvsAUSL #YehJungHaiLegendary
Dilshan Score Century in Just 53 Balls in Road Safety Series. He has taken retirement From Cricket I Can't Believe this. Just Incredible Batting 😍. pic.twitter.com/vUzfBx8u6f— Ayush Ranjan (@AyushRaGenius) September 11, 2022