Pakistan's Babar Azam extends excellent form with another match-winning fifty for Somerset

Waseem Ahmed 09:02 25/08/2019
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Babar Azam is having a ball in the T20 Blast with Somerset.

Babar Azam’s superb run in the Vitality T20 Blast continued on Saturday with the Pakistan batsman registering another explosive fifty to help Somerset beat Glamorgan by 25 runs.

A 42-ball 63 from Babar helped Somerset post 177-8 in their 20 overs at Taunton before Glamorgan were bowled out for 152 in their reply.

Opening the batting along with Tom Banton, Babar struck seven boundaries and one six during his entertaining stay at the crease before finally perishing in the 16th over of the innings.

It was the fourth half-century of the tournament for the right-handed batsman who continues to lead the run-scoring charts with 541 runs to his name in 11 innings at an average over 60.

The Pakistan man is more than 100 runs ahead of his next competitor and fellow Somerset opener Banton who has scored 440 runs in the same amount of innings.

Babar also managed to register a superb unbeaten ton in a clash against Hampshire earlier this month which was only his second ever century in the T20 format.

It continues an excellent run of form in England for the Pakistan batsman who scored 474 runs for the Men in Green in the 2019 World Cup.

Saturday’s win over Glamorgan has moved Somerset back into fourth spot in the Southern Group standings and it keeps their hopes of making the quarter-final alive with two games remaining.

Babar and Somerset will next be in action on Tuesday at the Oval in London when they take on Surrey.

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