Lynn blitz leads Amazon Warriors to second win
Chris Lynn bludgeoned eight sixes and a four in a 43-ball display of power-hitting as he plundered 77 to lead Guyana Amazon Warriors to their second successive win of CPL 2016, against Trinbago Knight Riders at Queen’s Park Oval. Lynn’s blitz trumped Colin Munro’s century, the first by an overseas player in the CPL.
Chasing 163, Dwayne Smith and Martin Guptill led Amazon Warriors’ reply with a brisk opening stand of 34 in 23 balls.
Smith, who struck three fours and two sixes in his 26, was undone by a carrom ball from Sunil Narine in the fourth over. Guptill and Lynn then steadied the chase with a 45-run second-wicket stand before Guptill was bowled.
Lynn then laid into the bowlers, smashing five sixes in the space of 13 balls including three off Kevon Cooper in the 16th over, to effectively seal the chase. Although Dwayne Bravo picked up two wickets in the penultimate over, Guyana cantered home with four balls to spare.
After being inserted to bat, Knight Riders lost Brendon McCullum off the first ball of the match. When Hashim Amla fell, Knight Riders were struggling at 29 for 2 after five overs.
However, Munro led the recovery, sharing a counter-attacking partnership with Darren Bravo. The pair added 74 off 45 balls, with Darren Bravo contributing 12 off 17. Munro struck seven fours and six sixes in his 65-ball 100, but the Guyana bowlers limited Knight Riders to 162. (ESPNCricinfo)
Photo caption: Chris Lynn struck eight sixes during his 43-ball knock