Imran Qayyum shredded Somerset with five wickets and a traipse-out as Kent recorded a 41-traipse mediate in Saturday evening’s Vitality Blast match.
The spinner (5-21) brushed off Tom Banton for 28 to trigger a Somerset give map from 54-1 to 74-7 and then 124 all out as the company did now not high Kent’s 165-9 and slipped to an 11th straight T20 defeat against their competitors.
Qayyum completed his five-for – the fundamental by a Kent spinner in T20 – when he had opposition skipper Tom Abell stumped brilliantly by wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson.
Robinson also fired with the bat on his T20 debut, high-scoring with fifty three and inserting on 61 with Mohammad Nabi (34 off 20) for Kent’s third wicket after the side had slipped to 7-2 after 1.2 overs.
Roelof van der Merwe (3-19) made Robinson surely one of his three victims, rapidly ahead of the evident solar prompted a transient stoppage, and Kent had been 137-8 with two overs to head.
Then again, Qayyum (13no off 6) and Hardus Viljoen (15 off 7) blazed a extra 28 runs to mediate Kent to a full that proved beyond Somerset, regardless of uninteresting runs from the Overton twins.
Viljoen bowled Babar Azam, the head-ranked batsman in international T20 cricket, for upright seven in the traipse lunge nonetheless Somerset – who beat Glamorgan by eight wickets in their first Blast game on Thursday – had been in a stable web 22 situation with Banton and Peter Trego (20) on the crease
Qayyum, though, ripped via the dual carriageway-up, dismissing Banton, Trego, James Hildreth, Abell and Van der Merwe and in addition working out Tom Lammonby from midwicket.
Nabi also produced a astounding remove on the boundary to push aside Jamie Overton for 19, the Afghanistan international keeping his foot upright contained in the rope.