Aussie cricketer Chris Lynn, who was part of Kolkata Knight Riders team in the 2014 Indian Premier League, smashed a double-century (209) in Queensland grade cricket here on Sunday.
Playing for domestic side Toombul District Cricket Club, Lynn hit 19 sixes and 12 fours, in just 137 balls to hit the double-century against Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club at Toombul’s home ground of Ken Mackay Oval.
He, along with Brendan Nash (123 not out from 84 balls), helped the home side to a massive score of 385/3 from their 50 over’s. In reply, their opponents only managed a score of 282 in 44 overs
Chris Lynn is always believed to have been on the selectors radar for quite some time now and is touted to be a part of Australia’s next generation of cricketers, and performances like this will only do his cause a lot of good.
Speaking to the reporters at Brisbane, Lynn spoke of the grit and determined attitude that helped him focus and play such a long innings. He also spoke of the importance of not throwing away his wicket when he was not able to maintain a good strike rate at the start of the innings, but then made up well at the back end of the innings where he went hell for leather.
He will always however be remember for the science defying he catch he took in the 2014 Indian Premier League to get rid of AB de Villiers to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for of Kolkata Knight Riders.