Twitter Reactions: Tom Banton smashes five sixes in a row en route to second fastest fifty in BBL history

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Tom Banton has been in supreme touch in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). The swashbuckling England batsman was playing for the Brisbane Heat in Australia’s premier T20 competition and took the league by a storm with a thunderous knock against Sydney Thunder on Monday.

Banton was in his element as he took the opposition to the cleaners in a game, which was reduced to an 8-overs per side due to rain.

Brisbane Heat got off to a flyer after opting to bat first as openers Banton, and Chris Lynn went all guns blazing against the Thunder bowlers.

Banton scored 56 runs off just 19 balls and also recorded the second-fastest fifty in the BBL history en-route his knock. He completed his half-century in only 16 balls with the help of five consecutive sixes off Arjun Nair in the 4th over of Heat’s innings. Heat finished on 119-4 in eight overs, a run rate of 14.87 runs per over.

Only three times before has a team scored as quickly in the first innings of a T20 game, and only once has such a high run rate been achieved in the BBL, when Max Bryant and Ben Cutting knocked off Melbourne Stars’ target of 157 in exactly ten overs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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