Chris Lynn lights up Indian Premier League
LYNNSANITY has hit the Indian Premier League.
Chris Lynn rewrote the IPL record books by belting 93 not out from 41 balls to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to a 10-wicket victory over the Gujarat Lions.
Lynn's innings, which included eight thunderous sixes, helped Kolkata chase down Gujarat's total of 4-183 in just 14.5 overs.
It was the highest score chased down without losing a wicket in IPL history and smashed the previous highest opening partnership in IPL - 167 between Chris Gayle and Tilakaratne Dilshan four years ago.
"To hit the ball a long way is my role," said usual top-middle order batsman Lynn, who was named man of the match after his opening heroics.
"At the end of the day, it is about preparation. I like the spot at the top, the ball is coming on. I am used to the ball coming on at home. Gauti (Gambhir) is such a good player of spin, I can turn the strike to him and I can handle the quicks. One good innings does not make a summer."
Lynn said he now expected a target to be on his back in the IPL.
"It won't always be my night but fingers crossed I can pick up that momentum and ride that wave throughout the tournament now," he said.