T20 Blast: Sam Curran & Laurie Evans propel Surrey to fantastic win at Somerset

Sam Curran


Sam Curran hit six sixes and five fours in his 36-ball 72

England all-rounder Sam Curran smashed an unbeaten 72 as Surrey’s batsmen fired again in beating Somerset.

Having set a new Lord’s T20 record of 223-7 in beating Middlesex on Thursday, the Brown Caps chased down a testing 188 in just 16 overs at Taunton to make it two wins out of two.

Elsewhere, Australian spinner Chris Green’s hat-trick proved in vain as Middlesex lost to Kent.

And Birmingham and Derbyshire both broke 200 in impressive away wins.

Surrey’s star-studded line-up are looking in ominous form as they made it two wins out of two to set the early pace in the South Group.

Tom Abell passed 1,000 career T20 runs as his 44-ball 69 helped Somerset reach a decent total of 187-6, after Curran had removed key man Tom Banton for one.

England opener Jason Roy set the tempo with a typically brisk 30 off just 13 balls before Laurie Evans (65) and Curran piled up a rapid 104-run partnership to guide the Brown Caps to a hugely…