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Former Brisbane Heat batter Chris Lynn has once again stunned the cricket world with a remarkable display of power-hitting in a T20 match in the UK.
Lynn opened the batting and struck 113 not out from 57 balls, despite batting with a runner for part of his innings on Thursday, to equal his highest score in T20 cricket and set up Northamptonshire's third straight victory in the Vitality Blast.
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The Brisbane Heat could be ruing their decision to part ways with the big-hitting opener after his departure earlier this season.
Since then, Lynn has shown why he was once the most feared Big Bash opener.
At one stage, despite needing a runner, Lynn blasted Ed Barnard for three-consecutive sixes and advanced to his hundred.
He finished with eight 4s and eight 6s on his way to 113 not out.
It was a second Blast hundred for Lynn, who averages almost 95 in the tournament so far, and his second-wicket stand of 115 with skipper Josh Cobb laid the foundations for their side's winning total of 3-220 at Wantage Road.
Worcestershire, who have now lost six of their seven matches, never looked like getting close and subsided to 147 all out, with Cobb claiming career-best figures of 5-25.
The cricket world rightfully went crazy over Lynn's performance.
Comprehensive stuff from the Steelbacks tonight. Chris Lynn is unreal but all-round, a very decent team. Should be in the mix for Finals Day 🤞🏻
— Jon Dunham (@JonDunhamNT) June 9, 2022
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 9, 2022
Chris Lynn is a bad, bad man. Been some years since I’ve seen someone in Northants colours hit the ball like he has tonight. Unbelievable
— Jon Dunham (@JonDunhamNT) June 9, 2022
Chris Lynn is a cheat code 🔥🔥🔥
— Issy Wong (@Wongi95) June 9, 2022
Been watching Northants for 15 years. Don't think I've seen anyone as exciting and dominant as Chris Lynn in that time. Certainly no one who has come in and made an immediate impact like he has. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/r9M6aS4HPw
— Kyle Andrews (@K_AndrewsPhotos) June 9, 2022
— Matt Salmons (@matt_salmons10) June 9, 2022
48-balls Hundred for Chris Lynn in the T20 Blast. He Smashed 100* runs from 48 balls including 8 fours and 8 Sixes in the T20 Blast. What an Hundred from Chris Lynn, powerful innings. pic.twitter.com/lVlsof1bYP
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 9, 2022
— Andy Durrant (@andydurrant75) June 9, 2022
You're joking. 𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘦?! 🤯
It's a half century for Chris Lynn in just 25 balls! 🙌
3 fours. 5 sixes. 💪 pic.twitter.com/4555k38KJe
— Northamptonshire Steelbacks (@NorthantsCCC) June 9, 2022
Chris Lynn stuns cricket fans on debut
Northamptonshire fans are getting accustomed to Lynn's explosiveness with the bat.
Lynn made 83 off 46 balls in his Steelbacks debut.
The Aussie's power-hitting was caught on CCTV footage from a nearby home as one of his sixes flew into their backyard.
A picture was shared of a young lady holding the white ball with the cricket game going on from across Wantage Road in the background.
— Martin Emmerson (@Martycricket) May 27, 2022
Lynn is on the hunt for a new BBL club after the Heat decided not to renew the 32-year-old's contract for the 2022/23 season.
He played 11 years and over 100 games for the Heat and is the BBL's all-time leading run-scorer.
Lynn has played 18 T20 internationals for Australia, as well as four one-day internationals, and has played for numerous T20 franchises in India, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Canada.
He has scored more than 6000 runs at T20 level.
"Chris Lynn will be missed by thousands, however the decision we have made as a club is about building on the legacy that he leaves as a foundation player, captain and ambassador for the Heat," said Ian Healy, who leads Queensland's recruitment and retention committee.
"We thank Heat members, fans, corporate partners and sponsors for their wholehearted support of 'Lynny' and recognising his great performances over the past 11 seasons.
"He holds a very special place in our history."
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