Heinrich Klaasen rips apart Indian bowling


IND vs SA Live: Follow IND vs SA T20I Live – South Africa started the game with a bit of worry as Wicket-keeping batter Quinton de Kock was ruled out of the game with a wrist injury. In came, Heinrich Klaasen in his place. Though there were initially some doubts about the new keeper, Klassen went on to hit a majestic 32-ball Fifty to prove his worth. Klassen registered his second fifty against India and his 4th fifty in T20I cricket. Follow India vs South 2nd T20 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

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It is no easy job to replace a player of Quinton de Kock’s stature, but Heinrich Klaasen’s heroic batting ripped through the Indian bowlers as runs came flowing easily. Klaasen reached his 50 in just 32 deliveries which consisted of 6 fours and 2 sixes.

IND vs SA Live: Deja Vu of Centurion! Heinrich Klaasen rips apart Indian bowling attack in Cuttack in Quinton De Kock's absence: Watch highlights
IND vs SA Live: Deja Vu of Centurion! Heinrich Klaasen rips apart Indian bowling attack in Cuttack in Quinton De Kock’s absence: Watch highlights

After the sudden collapse of the Proteas’ top-order lineup, Klaasen took off by stitching a wonderful partnership with skipper Temba Bavuma to restore the Proteas from having a total collapse.

With Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, and Rassie van der Dussen all departing after scoring single digits, Klaasen carried the charge. His batting style and antics brought a reminder or deja vu as to how de Kock used to play against the Indian bowling lineup. The Proteas squad will be happy in finding a perfect replacement for de Kock, when the latter gets injured.

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Klassen even after his fifty continues his fine charge as he went on to hit boundaries all over the park. Stepping up at the right moment, just when the team needed him, he went on to score a magnificent 81 off 46 with 7 fours and 5 sixes before being dismissed by Harshal Patel.

Heinrich Klaasen’s previous fifty against India came at the Centurion on the India tour of South Africa in 2018, where the Proteas defeated India by 6 wickets. Set to chase a target of 189, Klaasen scored a wonderful 69 off just 30 deliveries to win the game for his side.

Heinrich Klaasen Scores FIFTY against India:-

  • Heinrich Klaasen was brought into the playing XI as a replacement to Quinton de Kock
  • Quinton de Kock who played in the 1st T20I missed today’s game on account of a wrist injury.
  • Heinrich Klaasen stitched a wonderful partnership with skipper Temba Bavuma.
  • Following the collapse of the top order, Klaasen took control of the Proteas attack.
  • He reached his Fifty in 32 deliveries, with 6 fours and 2 sixes.
  • This was Klaasen’s 2nd fifty against India and his 4th fifty in T20I cricket.
  • His previous fifty against India came in 2018 when he scored a 30-ball 69.

IND vs SA Live: Deja Vu of Centurion! Heinrich Klaasen rips apart Indian bowling attack in Cuttack in Quinton De Kock’s absence: Watch highlights

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