It was a day for the carnage in Centurion on Friday, September 15 as Heinrich Klaasen, the person in type in 2023 throughout all codecs wherever and in every single place on the earth, got here again to his beast mode after a few quiet video games in opposition to Australia. Temba Bavuma-less South Africa have been put in to bat by Australia and the Proteas did not miss their skipper one bit as Klaasen scored nearly equal to 2 gamers by taking balls performed by only one as he was in some attack-launching mode.
Coming in at 120/3 after South Africa misplaced the wicket of stand-in skipper Aiden Markram, Klaasen took a couple of balls to get his eyes in however when he did, he created absolute havoc. From 24 off 26, Klaasen raced off to a 57-ball century and a 77-ball 150 because it was a carnage in Centurion. Klaasen’s knock got here to an finish at 174 off simply 83 balls however not earlier than him hitting 13 fours and as many sixes.
Sure, 13 sixes!! Klaasen placed on a present for the group at SuperSport Park and so did David Miller, who stayed unbeaten on 82 off simply 45 deliveries as South Africa posted a humongous whole of 416 runs on the board.
This is how Klaasen did, what he did tearing into the likes of Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Ellis and Michael Neser. Watch the video:
Klaasen’s 13 sixes have been the second most in an ODI innings by a South African and eleventh finest total.
Most sixes in an ODI innings
17 – Eoin Morgan (England) vs Afghanistan (Manchester, 2019)
16 – Rohit Sharma (India) vs Australia (Bengaluru, 2013)
16 – AB de Villiers (South Africa) vs West Indies (Johannesburg, 2015)
16 – Chris Gayle (West Indies) vs Zimbabwe (Canberra, 2015)
16 – Jaskaran Malhotra (USA) vs Papua New Guinea (Al Amerat, 2021)
15 – Shane Watson (Australia) vs Bangladesh (Mirpur, 2011)
14 – Corey Anderson (New Zealand) vs West Indies (Queenstown, 2014)
14 – Chris Gayle (West Indies) vs England (St. George’s, 2019)
14 – Jos Buttler (England) vs Netherlands (Amstelveen, 2022)
13 – Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka) vs New Zealand (Mount Maunganui, 2019)
13 – Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa) vs Australia (Centurion, 2023)
Most sixes in an ODI innings for South Africa
16 – AB de Villiers vs WI (Johannesburg, 2015)
13 – Heinrich Klaasen vs AUS (Centurion, 2023)
11 – AB de Villiers vs IND (Mumbai WS, 2015)
11 – Quinton de Kock vs AUS (Centurion, 2016)
10 – Mark Boucher vs ZIM (Potchefstroom, 2006)
416 was all the time going to be a tall process however Australia gave a troublesome combat with Alex Carey smashing 99, nonetheless, fell brief by 164 runs. The collection is now degree 2-2 with all to play for either side within the decider at Johannesburg.
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