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.
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