Younus shines in Surrey’s win over Somerset

Taunton: A breezy half century from former Pakistan skipper Younus Khan helped Surrey thrash Somerset by 21 runs in the Friends Provident T20 Tournament at the Surrey County Ground here.

Younus’ 41 ball 59 runs inning, along with Mark Ramprakash’s blistering knock of 59 from just 38 balls helped Surrey put up a formidable total of 160.

Younus came at the crease when his team was wobbling at 47 for four after losing dangerous Andrew Symonds, but Younus along with Ramprakash steadied Surrey’s ship with some sensible batting.

Both shared a valuable partnership of 84 of just 49 balls that took Surrey to a respectable position.

Younus’ half century included seven boundaries and no sixes, but the former Pakistani captain ensured that the fours came at regular intervals.

Chasing the target, Somerset could only manage 139 for eight in the allotted 20 overs, The Daily Times reports.

Somerset never looked like chasing down the total. Although big hitting West Indian all-rounder Keiron Pollard did provide some entertainment hitting 42 runs in 30 balls, his departure sealed the victory for Surrey.

Ramprakash was adjudged Man of the Match for his electrifying knock.



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