Tom Banton Incredible Reverse-Sweep Six Off Nathan Ellis Takes Him To Fifty In T20 Blast. During his 54-run knock against Hampshire, Tom Banton hit an incredible shot.
During the T20 Blast match between Hampshire and Somerset, English batter Tom Banton hit an outrageous six to reach his half-century. Nathan Ellis bowled a length ball on off-stump in the 12th over of Somerset’s chase of 209, and Banton showed quick hands to hit a reverse-sweep for a six behind point. With the shot, he reached his half-century mark. The T20 Blast’s official Twitter account tweeted the video of Banton’s shot, writing, “That is some way to reach your half-century.”
Watch: Tom Banton brings up his half-century in style
Tom Banton was bowled out in the next over by Chris Wood, who finished with 54 off 38 deliveries.
Rilee Rossouw also hit 55 off 28, but a middle-order collapse meant their half-centuries were for naught as Somerset fell 14 runs short of Hampshire’s total.
Hampshire scored 208/5 thanks to James Vince’s 62-ball 129. It was his fourth century in T20.
England’s 2022 U-19 World Cup star Tom Prest assisted him, scoring 62 off 46 deliveries.
Somerset got off to a flying start in their chase, with opener Will Smeed hitting 43 off 27 deliveries.
After Smeed went down, Rossouw came in and increased the tempo even more. However, when Banton fell, it triggered a collapse.
Captain Tom Abell scored 13, but everyone after him was dismissed for single digits, including Rossouw, who was dismissed in the penultimate over.
They eventually got to 194/9.
Hampshire’s Chris Wood and Liam Dawson each took two wickets.