JLT One-Day Cup 2018

Lynn century blasts away Redbacks

Queenslander smashes 64-ball ton as Bulls romp to seven-wicket win

Sam Ferris, at Hurstville Oval

25 September 2018, 04:00 PM

Lynn blasts away Redbacks with brilliant century

Master blaster Chris Lynn and Queensland's power-packed batting order bulldozed South Australia today to record an emphatic bonus-point win in the JLT One-Day Cup.

Set 281 to win after Redbacks veteran Tom Cooper scored a career-best 139, the Bulls charged to victory three wickets down with 87 balls to spare.

Lynn's century came off just 64 balls and his knock featured eight fours and eight sixes that had the crowd ducking if they didn't exit the ground.

Lynn's hundred was his first in the 50-over format, an astonishing statistic given his white-ball pyrotechnics.

The rapid run chase began with youngster Max Bryant hitting Queensland's fastest-ever one-day half-century from just 23 balls before he was out for 71 from 32 balls, with 68 runs coming in boundaries.

The onslaught did not let up when Bryant departed, as Chris Lynn (106no from 71) and Sam Heazlett (80 from 78) powered the Bulls to a win in the 36th over.

All told, Queensland's batsmen hit 19 sixes, each maximum sounding like a gun shot in the amphitheater of Hurstville Oval, one of the smallest first-class venues in the country.

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Leg-spinner Adam Zampa was the only Redbacks bowler to cause the Bulls any problems, with his figures of 3-58 from 10 overs far and away the best for the team in red.

Opening bowler Kane Richardson was harshly treated, going for 69 runs from seven overs, but the right-armer can count himself unlucky; Heazlett on one and Bryant on 37 were both dropped off his bowling.

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Queensland welcomed back skipper James Peirson, handed a debut to left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann and sent the Redbacks in to bat on a green pitch.

Towering quick Billy Stanlake captured two early wickets and finished with 3-36 from 10 overs, his last scalp thanks to a brilliant diving catch by Joe Burns at slip.

The Bulls picked up regular wickets around Cooper, who stood as a lone pillar in South Australia's batting order as he smashed 15 fours and seven sixes on his way to a personal-best score.

Tom Cooper blasts a career-best 139

But his knock could have ended on 60 when a strong appeal for caught behind was turned down by the umpire, much to the despair of the Bulls.

South Australia's next assignment is against Tasmania at Bankstown on Thursday, while Queensland face Western Australia back at Hurstville Oval the following day.

Queensland: Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Charlie Hemphrey, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (c/wk), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matt Kuhnemann, Xavier Bartlett, Billy Stanlake

South Australia: Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey (wk), Callum Ferguson, Jake Lehmann (c), Tom Cooper, Alex Ross, Cameron Valente, Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Chadd Sayers

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