Chris Lynn’s mesmerizing performance helped Brisbane Heat overcome Sydney Thunder by three wickets in the 8th game played at Sydney in the Big Bash League. Heat were in deep trouble staring down a possible defeat with a tough equation as they needed 75 runs from six overs and had four wickets remaining in the innings.
Chris Lynn showed his class and charisma to steal the show from Thunder’s to pull off an improbable win for Brisbane Heat.The side had slumped to 27 for 3 but Lynn smashed consecutive boundaries to change the momentum of the game and start the revival of sorts for his side. Pat Cummins was devastating with his extreme pace upfront as he decimated the top order only for Chris Lynn to come at the crease and play a match-defining innings to seal an important win. The middle order player had a slice of luck on his side as he was dropped three times by Sydney Thunder which turned to be the difference between the two in the end.
Earlier in the day, Sydney Thunder batted first and looked in a trouble but Eoin Morgan and Chris Green played good knocks for the side to help them post 157 runs from their 20 overs. André Russell continues to have a lean run as short ball tactics was employed by Brisbane Heat bowlers to keep him at bay.Russell will need to quickly find a way out of this slump with the bat due to recent struggles with short pitch stuff in the Big Bash League.