Tom Banton | Tom Banton scores century as Somerset beat Kent in Vitality Blast T20
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- Somerset vs Kent team clash
- Somerset won a landslide victory
- Kent team bowlers looked helpless
Vitality T20 Blast is being played in England these days. Exciting matches and innings are being seen every day in the tournament. Now 22-year-old English batsman Tom Banton, who plays for Somerset, has scored a blazing century. He scored 107 runs in just 51 balls against the Kent team on Monday. Banton hit 8 fours and 7 sixes in his innings. Somerset defeated Kent by 10 wickets with 26 balls to spare, on the back of Banton’s fiery innings. Opener Devon Conway supported him well.
Somerset got the target of 169 runs
Electing to bat after losing the toss, Kent’s team made a good start and set a target of 169 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Jack Crawley (39) and captain Daniel Bell-Drummond (28) added 53 runs for the first wicket. Apart from these, Joe Denell (36) faced Somerset with a bout. However, barring these three, none of the batsmen could cross the 20 mark for Kent. Alex Blake contributed 19 runs while Jordan Cox scored an unbeaten 16. For Somerset, Lewis Gregory took four, Craig Overton two, while Jack Brooks and Merchant de Lange took one wicket each.
Banton-Conway wins Somerset
Tom Banton and Devon Conway joined the chase for Somerset. Both put pressure on Kent’s bowlers from the very beginning and made a lot of noise. Kent tried 6 bowlers to break the partnership of Banton and Devon but did not succeed. Both the batsmen ticked off and set sail for Somerset’s victory. Somerset chased the target in 15.4 overs. While Banton scored a century, the in-form New Zealand batsman Conway scored a half-century. Conway faced 44 balls and hit 6 fours.
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