As if there weren't enough fireworks at the Kia Oval in London on Thursday evening, Sunil Narine added to it with an electrifying 23-ball 52, along with 1/24 with the ball, in his side, Surrey's mammoth 72-run win over Hampshire in the Vitality Blast.
The Trinidad all-rounder brought up his 12th T20 half-century, hitting five boundaries and clearing the ropes for four sixes. He took a particular liking to seamer James Fuller when he struck him for three consecutive boundaries and a pulled six over the leg-side.
😱 SUNIL NARINE IS SENDING THEM INTO ORBIT #Blast22 pic.twitter.com/lxCy04znWf— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 2, 2022
Sam Curran was awarded the man-of-the-match for his 38-ball 69 before picking his career-best T20 figures of 5-30.
The stint with Surrey is Narine's first in the T20 Blast in England after being a part of the Oval Invincibles in the men's inaugural Hundred competition last year. He has enjoyed a prolific start to the season picking three wickets in as many matches and has been the most economical bowler in the tournament so far bowling at a miserly economy rate of 4.83.
Friday's slow-motion Moment of the Match, sponsored by JM Finn, is Reece Topley's outstanding catch off Sunil Narine!#SurreyCricket pic.twitter.com/VwLuX6ux3W— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) May 30, 2022
He recently finished as the most economical bowler in the IPL, among bowlers to have bowled a minimum of 20 overs, for the Kolkata Knight Riders in a seventh position finish for the side.