Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane

Lynn dominates with 250

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Queensland 8 for 502 (Lynn 250*, Hartley 123, Milenko 54, Pattinson 3-88) lead Victoria 260 by 242 runs
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Chris Lynn finished the day unbeaten on 250 (file photo) © Getty Images

Chris Lynn became the first man since Martin Love in 2009 to score a double-century for Queensland on a remarkable day for the Bulls at the Gabba. Lynn finished the day unbeaten on 250 after he and Chris Hartley put on a Queensland record 273-run partnership for the fifth wicket that rescued them from the precarious 4 for 33 scoreline they faced on the first afternoon.

Queensland scored 436 on the second day and at stumps had reached 8 for 502, with a lead of 242 and Luke Feldman at the crease on 22 alongside Lynn. It was not out of the question that Lynn could on the third day go on to pass the highest Shield score by a Queenslander, a record held by Love, who made 300 not out against Victoria in 2003.

Love had also been the last Queenslander to make a Shield double-hundred, when he scored 219 not out against New South Wales his last month of first-class cricket in 2009. Lynn's effort was all the more remarkable because it was his first Shield match of the summer, having missed the first half of the season due to shoulder surgery.

He started the day on 26 and Hartley was on 21, and both men went on to reach triple figures as Victoria's bowlers struggled to have the same impact they had enjoyed on day one. Hartley's 123 came from 224 balls and was his ninth first-class century. He was eventually lbw to James Pattinson, but debutant Simon Milenko assisted Lynn by scoring 54.

Lynn struck 21 fours and 10 sixes in his innings. He started the game averaging 43.20 in his first-class career; he ended day two averaging 48.88.

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