Young England batsman Tom Banton, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has made a spectacular comeback in T20 cricket with an unbeaten century. The 22-year-old Banton scored a 47-ball century for Somerset against Kent in the T20 Blast match played on Monday, giving his team a bang to win. Banton hit 7 sixes and 8 fours during this period.
Banton and Devon Conway added 169 not out
The young opener shared an unbeaten 169-run partnership for the first wicket with New Zealand’s Devon Conway. Conway contributed 51 runs off 44 balls. Conway is the same player who recently made his international debut with a double century on his Test debut. Conway also scored a half-century in the WTC final against India.
Tom Banton scored 107 runs in 51 balls
Banton played an unbeaten 107 off 51 balls as Somerset easily chased down the 169-run target set by Kent. Batting first, Kent scored 168 for 8 wickets. Winning shot came off Conway’s bat in the 16th over. Somerset registered the win with 26 balls to spare.
Withdraws his name from IPL 2021
Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Banton withdrew from IPL 2021. He did not participate in IPL 2021 citing domestic cricket. Last year, Banton played 2 matches for KKR (Tom Banton IPL). Banton has played 6 ODIs and 9 T20 Internationals for England. He has 134 runs in ODIs and 205 runs in T20s.
[Attribution to NBT]