Brilliant Lynn flirts with T10 hundred again

Source | khaleejtimes Nov 21, 2019

Arabians assured themselves of a play-off spotgue

Chris Lynn spoke about not flirting with form yet he did flirt again, but with T10’s first-ever hundred, though.

The Queenslander went by his theory of ‘see ball, hit ball’ yet again and came close but that magical mark still remained elusive. Lynn came up with a swashbuckling 89 for the Maratha Arabians on Thursday night, to go with the 91 he had made the other day.

It meant that the Arabians racked up 146, the highest total so far, and that proved to be more than a handful for the Delhi Bulls as the Arabians coasted to a 30-run victory in the Super League stage of the Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi T10 League at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

It also meant that the Arabians assured themselves of a play-off spot, while the Delhi Bulls are virtually out of contention.

Meanwhile, Lynn’s purple patch has seen him sit pretty at the top of the run scorers’ chart with 265 runs with both 91 and the 89, the highest scores of the third season. He has also hit the most sixes and boundaries – 22 and 21 respectively.

The Arabians are on a bit of a roll with this being their third win but Lynn didn’t want to talk up title hopes as he didn’t want to jinx it.

“I don’t want to jinx it but look, we are playing good cricket at the moment,” said Lynn.

Brief scores: Maratha Arabians: 146 for 4 in 10 overs (Chris Lynn 89, Adam Lyth 20, Dasun Shanaka 18 not out, Hazratullah Zazai 14, Ravi Rampaul 2-27, Ali Khan 2-15) beat Delhi Bulls: 116 for 3 in 10 overs (Kusal Perera 45 not out, Sherfane Rutherford 41) by 30 runs.

Man of the Match: Chris Lynn (Maratha Arabians).