Kolkata Knight Rider’s Chris Lynn and skipper Gautam Gambhir opening wicket made the highest partnership in the history of the IPL over Gujarat Lions. Lynn smashed his first fifty in the 2016/17 in the Indian Premier League.
Lynn big-hitting changes the IPL and gave a new team to cricket as ‘Lynnsanity.’ On Friday, the match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium, the Australian batsman Lynn scored 93 runs off 41 balls and remain not out with skipper Gautam Gambhir 76 which KKR’s to beats Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets in the tenth season of the IPL 2017.
KKR locked their first win over Gujarat Lions after losing both their encounters in the last 2016 edition.
Talking about the partnership remains unbeaten with Gambhir after the end of the match, the Australian smasher Lynn said “I gelled really well with Gambhir. This is the second time that I have batted with him. We ran well between the wickets and it was a good sign. To do it without losing a single wicket makes this even greater.
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Lynn could not score a half-century in the last edition of the IPL 2016. The Aussie said that he tried to keep his batting simple and followed a simple mantra.
“It is seen ball hit ball. If it is a good ball, then I respect it. If it is a bad ball, then I just put it away. If I don’t have fun, I am not going to do well,” said Lynn.
Lynn said it was an important to get off to an excellent start and sustain the momentum. Lynn feels that he was a marked man in this match. “I hope I can sustain the momentum and perform consistently in the whole tournament. Teams will be watching this footage and work a plan out. I have to go one better.”
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The upcoming of KKR will play against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium on Sunday, and Gujarat Lions will face against Sunrisers Hyderabad.