England’s explosive batter Tom Banton once again impressed everyone with his blistering beat in the ongoing T20 blast 2021. Banton surprised his fans with a staggering century to inspire Somerset to a remarkable 10-wicket victory Kent Monday at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.
Banton struck eight fours and seven sixes en route to his phenomenal 51-ball 107 without effort. The right-handed batsman dominated the Kent bowling attack and formed an unbeaten opening of 169 New Zealand superstar Devon Conway. The pair pursued the goal of 169 runs with 26 balls left.
Look at the moment when Banton reached the triple digit:
💯 Beautiful century over @ TBanton18 💯
– Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) 28 June 2021
Conway has also reached his half-century and given a glimpse of a dazzling summer he is experiencing with the willow. The South African-born Kiwi cricketer achieved 51 deliveries out of 44 deliveries, including six fours and also a winning run. Vitality Blast’s official Twitter handle shared the highlights of Conway’s excellent beat.
Here is the video:
👏 Devon Conway Appraisal 👏
– Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) 29 June 2021
Earlier, Somerset won the toss and asked Kent to bat first. The Daniel Bell-Drummond the captain seemed to be getting a big total like in a stadium; they were pretty comfortable with 125/2. However, they slipped from 125/2 to 168/8 in the last 5.2 overs, thanks to Somerset skipper Lewis Gregory‘s four wickets for 27 runs.
Kent opener Zak Crawley with 21 ball 39, which added 53 runs within the power play with Daniel. But Banton and Conway surpassed their efforts, adding 73 runs within the power play.
After the memorable victory, Somerset are now level with Sussex on 10 points, but fifth thanks to a weaker run rate. On the other hand, Kent retained second place.
Short counts: Kent 168/8 in 20 overs (Zak Crawley 39; Lewis Gregory 4/27) lost to Somerset 169/0 in 15.4 overs (Tom Banton 107 *, Devon Conway 51 *) with 10 wickets.