Australia limited-overs international batsman Chris Lynn hopes his slowest Big Bash League half-century is something to build on.
Lynn struck an unbeaten 63 off 46 deliveries in only his third appearance back since shoulder surgery as Brisbane Heat thrashed Melbourne Stars by nine wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Lynn's half-century spanned 40 balls, more than any of his others, and despite belting three sixes admitted there was some rustiness to his work with the blade.
"It wasn't pretty but in the end it was effective. I didn't quite find the middle but you have those nights," the 27-year-old said.
"Thankfully I found a way to be not out at the end and that's important - I can build on that."
Brisbane have now won three of their five matches in the seventh edition of the BBL, responding to a hammering by the Adelaide Strikers on New Year's Eve in spectacular fashion.
"The boys bounced back nicely from Adelaide, and hopefully we can continue with the momentum we have now got," Lynn added.
The Heat won by nine wickets with 32 deliveries to spare to offset the damage done to their run rate on their visit to South Australia.
"We missed a couple of chances as well. We had the opportunity to bowl them out for under 100 but we got the job done in the end," Lynn added.
Heat captain Brendon McCullum led the way with a 30-ball 61 to leave the Stars winless from three matches.
The Heat are 1213.00 to win the Big Bash, with the Adelaide Strikers 3.75 and the Melbourne Renegades 3.20.
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