Australia star Chris Lynn scored an incredible century in Brisbane club cricket on Sunday that featured 20 sixes. The century comes just a couple of weeks after he returned to Australia from the UAE where he was a part of the Mumbai Indians camp for IPL 2020.
The hard-hitting batsman did not play a single game as Mumbai persisted with in-form Quinton de Kock and eventually went on to win their fifth IPL table. But the lack of game time in IPL 2020 didn’t make any difference as Chris Lynn warmed up for the upcoming Big Bash League with the whirlwind century.
The Brisbane Heat captain smashed 154 off 55 balls in the T20 game for club side Toombul. Back in Brisbane and out of quarantine, Chris Lynn hit a staggering 20 sixes against the hapless Sunshine Coast attack as he sent out a timely reminder to the other BBL teams.
Out-of-favour Australia Test batsman Matt Renshaw also impressed with the bat. Having left Brisbane Heat for Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming BBL season, the southpaw, scored 55 off 29 at the top of the order as Toombul amassed 266 from their 20 overs, according to The West Australian.
Talking about Chris Lynn, the right-handed batsman was bought by Mumbai Indians in the previous auction after Kolkata Knight Riders ended their long association with him .
The Australian was with the Knight Riders since 2014 and had become an integral part of the team since the 2017 season before being release last year. In the last two seasons, Chris Lynn was one of the batting mainstays for the two-time IPL winners.
In 2018, he scored 491 runs with the help of 3 fifties at a strike-rate of more than 130, helping the Knight Riders make it to the playoffs. In 2019, he was one of Knight Riders’ most consistent batsmen, scoring 405 runs in 13 games with the help of 4 fifties. He scored at a decent average of more than 31 and scored his runs at a strike-rate of nearly 140.