Six-star Suppiah sets new T20 record

Somerset spinner Arul Suppiah took world-record Twenty20 figures of six wickets for five runs in a five-wicket Twenty20 victory away to Glamorgan in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Suppiah’s record figures, which bettered Sohail Tanvir’s six for 14 for Rajasthan against Chennai in Jaipur in May 2008, came from 3.4 overs as all 10 Glamorgan wickets fell to the Somerset spinners.

Glamorgan, put into bat, had no answer to Suppiah and Somerset’s other two spinners, Murali Kartik and Max Waller, as they were dismissed for just 98 - their second worst total in the tournament - in just 17.4 overs of an 18-overs-per-side contest which was reduced because of rain.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard made 31 not out off 20 balls to spare, as Somerset won with 21 balls to spare.


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