Cricket world in awe of insane Chris Lynn display: 'You're joking'

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Chris Lynn (pictured) smiles and acknowledges the crowd after his century.
Chris Lynn (pictured) blasted a century for the Northamptonshire Steelback's in his team's victory. (Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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."

with AAP

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