KKR-Buy Tom Banton Smashes Five Sixes in an Over in BBL

Tom Banton’s knock was the second-fastest half-century in the history of the Big Bash League.

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Tom Banton scored 56 off just 19 balls to help Brisbane Heat beat Sydney Thunder by 16 runs via D/L method.

England's dashing opener Tom Banton underlined why he is rated so highly in T20 cricket by smashing a 19-ball 56 for Brisbane Heat, the second-fastest half-century in Big Bash League (BBL) history, in a rain-shortened match against Sydney Thunder here on Monday. Banton also hit a series of five sixes in one over after playing a dot in the first ball.

Banton's hurricane knock was studded with two fours and seven sixes as he helped his team reach 119/4 in eight overs. In a rain-curtailed match, Sydney Thunder could only manage 60/4 in five overs.

The innings would certainly delight Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) management and fans alike after the 21-year-old was snapped up by the two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions for his base price of Rs 1 crore in the recently held league auctions in Kolkata.

Banton has played three T20Is for England, scoring 56 runs.

Earlier on Sunday, Canterbury batsman Leo Carter had achieved a rare feat as he had smashed six sixes in an over to becoming only the fourth batsman to do so in T20s.

In the 16th over of a T20 Super Smash tournament at Hagley Oval here, Carter hammered left-arm spinner Anton Devcich, who was bowling for Northern Districts. It was Carter's heroics which helped Canterbury overhaul a challenging 220-run target with seven balls to spare.

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