Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn belts 20 sixes in club cricket return

Bonnie Raynor & Murray WenzelThe West Australian
VideoCricket: Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner got the home side off to the best possible start at the SCG against India on Sunday, notching 142 runs before Finch fell.

Chris Lynn has dusted off the quarantine cobwebs with an incredible century in Brisbane club cricket on Sunday that featured 20 sixes.

The Brisbane Heat captain, who didn’t play a game after being picked up by the Mumbai Indians in the recent IPL, blasted 154 off 55 balls in a Twenty20 for club side Toombul on Sunday.

Back in Brisbane and out of quarantine, Lynn hit a staggering 20 sixes against the hapless Sunshine Coast attack in a timely reminder of his devastating power ahead of the Big Bash League season next month.

Former Test opener Matthew Renshaw, who has left the Heat for Adelaide this season, also made 55 off 29 at the top of the order as Toombul amassed 266 from their 20 overs.

Lynn was picked up by the Indians after long-time outfit Kolkata Knight Riders released him due to the six-hitter’s hefty price tag.

But the 30-year-old sat on the bench behind fellow import Quinton de Koch as Mumbai won an unprecedented fifth title at the tournament, held in Dubai due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, WA’s cricketers emerged from their mandatory 14-day quarantine period after returning from the Sheffield Shield hub in Adelaide, featuring in Sunday’s premier cricket action.

Opener Cameron Bancroft made 12 off 14 balls as Willetton took on the Country XI.

Teammate Aaron Hardie contributed 19 off 18 delivers and starred with the ball, taking 3-17 off his four overs.

South Perth allrounder Hilton Cartwright had a day out, smashing 67 off 33 rocks before state teammate Jason Behrendorff claimed his wicket.

Subiaco Floreat quick Behrendorff finished with 1-33 from his spell.

Fremantle bowled first against Melville, with Ashton Turner featuring as one of the picks of the bowlers, taking 2-22 of his set of four.

Batsmen Shaun Marsh and Sam Whiteman are commencing the chase in pursuit of 126.

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