Somerset defeated Kent by 10 wickets in a match played at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on Monday night. In this match, Somerset wicket-keeper batsman Tom Banton scored a century in 47 balls. At the same time, New Zealand’s young opener Devon Conway played an unbeaten inning of 51 runs in 44 balls with the help of 6 fours.
This is Somerset’s fourth consecutive win. He is at number five in the South Group in the T20 Blast 2021 points table. In this match, Somerset won the toss and elected to bowl. Batting first, Kent scored 168 for 8 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, Somerset scored 169 runs in 15.4 overs without losing a wicket and won the match. Tom Banton scored an unbeaten 107 off 51 balls for Somerset. He hit 8 fours and 7 sixes during his innings.
England wicket-keeper batsman Tom Banton was also named player of the match. He has been a part of Kolkata Knight Riders co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan in the Indian Premier League 2020.
Kent captain Daniel Bell-Drummond tried six bowlers but could not get them any success. Matt Milnes proved to be the most expensive. He conceded 24 runs in 10 balls. Joe Denly’s balls were also heavily beaten. He conceded 27 runs in 2 overs. Only Qais Ahmed remained economical. However, he could not even take wickets. He conceded 23 runs in 4 overs.
Earlier, Kent had a great start. Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond put on 53 runs in 6 overs for the first wicket. Daniel Bell-Drummond departs after scoring 28 runs. Jack Crowley scored 39 runs in 32 balls. He returned to the pavilion when the team’s score was 87 runs in the second ball of the 11th over.
Joe Denly and Alex Blake shared 38 runs for the third wicket in 4.2 overs. Joe Denly was dismissed for 36 off 25 balls and Alex Black scored 19 runs in 14 balls. However, after these two, only wicketkeeper Jordan Cox could touch the double-figure. Somerset captain and England all-rounder Lewis Gregory took 4 for 27 in 4 overs.