TOM Banton blasted 80 from just 28 balls in his latest remarkable knock of 2019 this afternoon.

Banton is playing for Qalandars in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and the Karnataka Tuskers bowlers were on the receiving end as the Somerset prodigy was at his destructive best.

Opening the innings, Banton brought up his half-century in just 17 balls - reaching the landmark with consecutive sixes - and continued to motor.

Banton struck nine fours and six sixes in all before falling lbw to Sandeep Lamichhane in the seventh over having fired 80 of his side's 100 runs.

The incredible knock was Banton's second half-century of the tournament - he hit an unbeaten 53 from 28 balls on Saturday - and will further cement his reputation as one of cricket's most promising young stars.

Qalandars ended on 130-7 from their 10 overs - click here for the scorecard.

This innings is the latest to add to Banton's ever expanding CV, following his half-century in a victorious Lord's final and maiden T20 century for Somerset over the summer.

As Minehead's unfortunate bowlers would testify, however, this is not Banton's quickest half-century of the year - that came in a 12-ball 50 for his club side, Taunton St Andrew's, against the Pirates at the Wyvern Club in May.

Banton made his England debut in the T20 series against New Zealand earlier this month and will soon be representing Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash.

The 21-year-old has also been tipped for an IPL deal and innings like today's will do those chances absolutely no harm at all.