LEFT arm spinner Arul Suppiah set world record bowling figures for T20 cricket when he took 6-5 in 22 balls to bowl out Glamorgan at Cardiff last night.

After the hosts were dismissed for 98 in a match reduced to 18 overs a side because of rain, Somerset themselves struggled on a difficult pitch, slipping to 44-4.

But an unbeaten 31 by Kieron Pollard helped Somerset across the line with five wickets in hand to keep their hopes of a top two finish well and truly alive.

Suppiah said after the game: "I've only just been told my figures are a record and it's still sinking in.

"I was bowling around the wicket on a leg-stump line and the batsmen kept trying to play me into the mid-wicket region.

“The ball was turning a lot and that's how I got most of my wickets.

"When I first went on as the third spinner I thought I might only bowl a couple of overs.

“But it was a really strange pitch for a Twenty20 match and things just went right for me.

"We knew when we batted we would need one player to get a score and one decent partnership. “There were a few nerves in the dressing room at 44-4, but thankfully Kieron went in and played the knock we needed.