Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day March 11, 2011

Chris Lynn century puts Queensland in control

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 119 and 3 for 71 trail Queensland 428 (Lynn 172, Hopes 84, Pattinson 4-128) by 238 runs

Chris Lynn struck his third first-class century, and his highest score, to put Queensland in total control on the second day against Victoria in Brisbane. By stumps, the visitors were 3 for 71 in their second innings, still needing 238 more to make the Bulls bat again, with Chris Rogers unbeaten on 25 and a new batsman yet to join him after Rob Quiney fell for 34 with the last ball of the day.

The first day comprehensively belonged to Queensland and so did the second, with Lynn's 172 the standout. He rode his luck throughout the innings, caught on 60 off a no-ball and dropped again on 99, when Peter Siddle spilled a return chance that he should have taken, and again on 151 when Glenn Maxwell dropped a caught-and-bowled opportunity.

Lynn, 20, is in his 12 first-class match but is already developing a strong reputation and passed his previous best score of 142. James Hopes made 84 for the Bulls, while Victoria's leading wicket taker was James Pattinson with 4 for 128, while Damien Wright collected 3 for 86.

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