T20 Blast 2019: Cameron Delport slams 38-ball century
Cameron Delport hammered the fifth-fastest century in English domestic Twenty20 cricket on Friday night at Vitality Blast at Chelmsford.
The 38-ball century fired Essex up to convincing a 52-run win over Surrey in the rain affected match that saw 15-overs of play per side.
After batting first, Delport’s astounding 129 off 49 balls helped Essex post 226-4. In reply ended their overs scoring 174 for 7 in the aftermath of losing four wickets for a single run.
The South African born left hander Delport, in his debut for Essex shared a fourth wicket stand of 135 with Dan Lawrence who contributed 57 off just 22 deliveries.
However, Delport’s hundred contained 14 sixes and seven fours.
Sussex bowlers struggled to restrict scoring shots from the Surrey batsmen. Tom Curran bore the most expensive figure as he leaked 63 runs from his three overs at an economy rate of 21.
Curran thus fallen under an embarrassing record of having the worst economy rate for a bowler bowling three or more overs.
Essex have won one out of their two matches in the T20 Blast so far. They lost the opening match to Middlesex.
🎥 Essex Eagles’ quickest ever T20 💯 and the 5th fastest in @VitalityBlast history!
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) July 20, 2019
“I just tried to see ball, hit ball and take it from there.”
🗣️ @Cam12Delport speaks to Essex Cricket TV after smashing 129 runs from just 49 balls as Essex Eagles beat Surrey by 52 runs!
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) July 19, 2019
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) July 19, 2019