On song Chris Lynn smashes brilliant ton

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Australian big-hitter Chris Lynn has continued his purple patch with another unbeaten century for his county side as Northamptonshire Steelbacks cruised past Worcestershire Rapids by 73 runs in the T20 Blast.

Opener Lynn 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.

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.

Aside from two isolated sixes off Dillon Pennington, Lynn looked relatively sedate early on.

But he began to get into his stride after the powerplay, dispatching two colossal maximums over midwicket to bring up his half-century from 25 balls.

Despite being hampered by a niggle that meant he needed a runner, Lynn continued unabated, clattering Ed Barnard for three consecutive sixes and advancing to his hundred.

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