Somerset coach Andy Hurry said Peter Trego's innings against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League T20 was "the best he's ever played".
Trego hit 70 off 61 balls to help his side to an 11-run victory and reach the main draw of the competition.
"That's the best I've seen him play - it was a very composed, experienced knock," Hurry told BBC Somerset.
"When we lost wickets down the other end he took on the responsibility of batting through and became the anchor."
He added: "It was backed up by some other individual performances from Nick Compton and Roelof van der Merwe."
The two sides will face each other again in Hyderabad in their Group B fixture on Sunday.
However the competition is now over for bowler Max Waller, who has been replaced by George Dockrell after he returned from international duty.
Waller took three wickets from his two games and Hurry says it is a tough situation for the 23-year-old.
"Before we came out we had to nominate 15 of our first choice players, of which three of them weren't initially available - that was Craig Kieswetter, Jos Buttler and George Dockrell, with two playing for England and George playing for Ireland," said Hurry.
"When they became available we could then fly them out but we had to nominate players before hand who they would replace.
"He [Max] has been an instrumental figure in our success and it's unfortunate but there's nothing more that he can do for us - he's going to have to fly home.
"We made it very clear from the outset that would be the procedure, it's something he's got his head around and dealt with well. It's very unfortunate for him, the boys are gutted for him but it's what's best for the team that counts."