Twitter Reactions: Madman Chris Lynn rips apart Perth Scorchers

Twitter Reactions: Madman Chris Lynn rips apart Perth Scorchers

Brendon McCullum of the Heat
Brendon McCullum of the Heat. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Chris Lynn once again went ballistic with his bat and smashed a highly entertaining 98 runs which came off just 49 balls to pave the way for a simple 9 wickets win for his side Brisbane Heat against Perth Scorchers at the Gabba. The Scorchers posted a competitive 173/6 on the scoreboard after winning the flip of the coin and opting to bat first. The total, however, seemed pea sized for Lynn as he along with the Brendon McCullum raced to complete the chase with 32 balls to spare!

There wasn’t much the Scorcher’s skipper Michel Klinger could do to defend the total. He employed seven bowlers in a bid to break the 148 runs second wicket stand between Lynn and McCullum. The duo basically did not give an inch to the opposition. McCullum cracked 50 off just 31 balls laced with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes while Lyn’s knock was laced with 4 four along 11 sky kissing sixes. His exploits now has a term – “Lynnsanity” – describe the insane hitting skills this batsman has developed in the past few seasons.

Earlier, The Perth Scorchers, riding on the brilliance of Mitchell Marsh, were able to reach a comfortable position in the match. The Rest of the batting order could not contribute much. The inning started off on a poor manner as skipper Klinger lost his wicket after looking to have begun scoring smoothly. Shaun Marsh, the older brother to Mitchell, then tried resurrecting the inning. His cautious effort could yield him just 30 runs before he was dismissed his wicket in the 11th over.

The contribution might seem mediocre but it helped the Scorchers keep the run flow positive. Mitchell Marsh, who was at the other end when Shaun departed, had by then settled down and began getting the big run. Wickets, unfortunately, kept falling around him but the right-hander was unfazed and took the innings further before losing his wicket in the penultimate over to Michael Steketee.

Here is how Twitter reacted during the game:

https://twitter.com/Cricketracker/status/816979561472729089