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Heinrich Klaasen Hits fourth-fastest 150 Against Australia

By Akanksha - September 15, 2023 - Last updated on Sep 15, 2023 11:53 PM
Heinrich Klaasen Hits fourth-fastest 150 Against Australia

In the fourth ODI match against Australia

Heinrich Klaasen displayed a remarkable performance by scoring a stunning 174 runs from just 83 balls. This exceptional innings took place on Friday, September 15th, leaving a significant mark in cricket history. Klaasen's incredible batting performance included a century achieved in just 57 balls and a 150-run milestone reached in a mere 77 balls, making it the fourth-fastest ODI 150 ever recorded.

South Africa, while batting first at SuperSport Park in Centurion, amassed a colossal total of 416 runs, marking the highest ODI total of the year 2023. Before Klaasen's explosive innings, South Africa was struggling at 120 for 3 after 25 overs, with Aiden Markram, the hero of the previous game, already back in the pavilion. Klaasen came to the crease at the number five position, preceding David Miller, and with Rassie van der Dussen, he formed a crucial partnership of 74 runs for the fourth wicket, stabilizing South Africa's innings.

The real turning point came in the last 15 overs when David Miller joined Klaasen in the middle. Together, they launched an astonishing assault, adding 222 runs to the scoreboard in just 92 balls. Both batsmen exhibited their power-hitting prowess, punishing Australia's bowlers with a combination of 19 fours and 18 sixes. Klaasen's century came in a mere 57 balls, and he ultimately scored a sensational 174 runs off just 83 balls, comprising 13 fours and 13 sixes. Unfortunately, he lost his wicket on the last ball of the innings, but David Miller remained unbeaten with a superb 82 runs off just 45 balls.

This remarkable performance by Heinrich Klaasen earned him a place in the list of the fastest ODI 150s in history, with only three players ahead of him:

  1. AB de Villiers - 64 balls vs West Indies in 2015
  2. Jos Buttler - 65 balls vs England in 2022
  3. Jos Buttler - 76 balls vs West Indies in 2019
  4. Heinrich Klaasen - 77 balls vs Australia in 2023
  5. Shane Watson - 83 balls vs Bangladesh in 2011

Also Read: IND vs BAN Asia Cup 2023: Shubman Gill hits 5th ODI Century

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