The Scorchers and their supporters suffered a terrible case of #Lynnsanity on Thursday night, and I am still recovering…

The Brisbane Heat have re-gained the top spot on the KFC Big Bash League ladder after a huge 9 wicket victory over the Perth Scorchers at #TheFurnace on Thursday night. In front of an orange crowd of 20,446, Brisbane’s Chris Lynn almost single-handedly brought down the Scorchers after smashing 11 sixes and finishing on 98* from 49 balls. RIDICULOUS.

The Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat. Mitch Marsh was the bright spark for the Scorchers, finishing on 70 off 41 balls, while his teammates were dismissed around him. The Scorchers finished their innings on 6/173, which seemed like an ok score…

Enter Chris Lynn. (Or ‘the new Chris Gayle’ as Mitch Marsh called him…)

Scorchers import David Willey got off to a good start, knocking over James Peirson for 18, leaving the Heat on 1/26, which looked promising for the home side. Until Chris Lynn stepped on the field of course. Lynn is a freak of nature. In a good way! He is like Thor, and his bat is Thor’s hammer, and the ball is a bad guy… (Marvel fan) No matter what The Scorchers bowled to him, they couldn’t stop him from smashing balls all around #TheFurnace.

Check out the match highlights:

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He was so deep in the zone, he didn’t even realise Brisbane had won the match off his last 6 and he was getting ready to bat again, in an attempt to bring up his century. I think it’s safe to say that any shoulder injury that he was carrying has healed… He and Heat skipper Brendon McCullum AKA the Bash Brothers, had a field day out there. Even McCullum’s snapped bat couldn’t slow them down. McCullum finished on 50* from 31 balls, with three big sixes himself.

Willey almost caught Lynn right on the boundary however, replays confirmed that his foot had unfortunately landed on the rope. The 6 was added to Lynn’s tally, which saw him equal the BBL record for most sixes hit in a single innings.

The Scorchers now fly to Brisbane for a re-match with the Heat at the Gabba on the 11th of January.

Show your support for the Perth Scorchers at @ScorchersBBL #MADETOUGH

Emma Payne
Emma is a sports enthusiast with extensive knowledge and experience in the industry. She is a sports presenter at 91.3 Sport FM reporting on sporting news from around the world, with an emphasis on Australian sport.