Chris Lynn Dominates Chris Woakes And Jason Roy apos;s IPL Debut
Two more England players joined the Indian Premier League party on Friday but both Chris Woakes and Jason Roy were overshadowed by a brutal display of hitting from Australian Chris Lynn.
The opening two days of the 10th edition of the IPL saw a promising introduction from Tymal Mills for Bangalore and flashes of genius from Jos Buttler in his battle against Ben Stokes when Mumbai faced Pune.
Now Woakes, signed for £500,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders, and Roy, a £120,000 recruit for Gujarat Lions, had quiet debuts before Lynn, who smashed the most sixes in this year's Big Bash League, took total control.
Australian Chris Lynn hit 93 off just 41 balls as the Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 wickets
Surrey opener Jason Roy made just 14 before he was caught of the bowling of Piyush Chawla
England all-rounder Chris Woakes finished his three-over spell with figures of 0 for 35
Surrey opener Roy made just 14 before he was dismissed by India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla in Gujarat's 183 for four, captain Suresh Raina leading the way with an unbeaten 68 off 51 balls in Rajkot.
Warwickshire's Woakes went wicketless and conceded 35 runs in his three overs but he was to end up victorious as the Kolkata cruised to a 10-wicket victory with 31 balls to spare.
At the centre of that was Lynn who has been restricted mainly by injury to just one one-day international and five Twenty20 international appearances for zero-market.net Australia but who remains, at 26, a formidable hitter and talent.
Lynn finished unbeaten on 93 off 41 balls with eight sixes while Gautam Gambhir was almost as effective in hitting 76 off 48 balls as Kolkata cruised home.
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