In the third and final One-day International (ODI) between South Africa and West Indies, held on Tuesday at Senwes Park, Heinrich Klaasen led his team to a four-wicket win with a stunning unbeaten century. The match was crucial for the home team as the first game was called off due to rain, and West Indies had won the second match. The victory in the final ODI ensured that South Africa shared the honours with their opponents.
South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first, limiting West Indies to a total of 260 all out. Despite a shaky start in their reply, as they slipped to 87-4, South Africa managed to secure a comprehensive victory thanks to Klaasen’s brilliant performance. His power hitting, which included 119 runs off just 61 balls, helped South Africa achieve the target with an astonishing 123 balls remaining in the innings.
Klaasen’s match-winning century was the highlight of the game and demonstrated his exceptional batting skills. The victory in the final ODI was a morale booster for South Africa, as they now head into the upcoming T20 series against West Indies with renewed confidence.
Brief scores: South Africa 264-6 (Henry Klaasen 119 not, Marco Jansen 43 not out, Alzarri Joseph 3/50) in 29.3 overs beat West Indies 260 (Brandon King 72, Nicholas Pooran 39, Jansen 2/46) in 48.2 overs by four wickets.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
A 5-star performance by Heinrich Klaasen who brings up his second ODI century#SAvWI #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/9NUSqeMkd9
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) March 21, 2023
Hundred by Heinrich Klaasen in just 54 balls – what an innings by Klaasen. South Africa were 87/4 at one stage chasing 261. pic.twitter.com/ZZbIak20fD
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 21, 2023
Heinrich Klaasen brings up his century off only 54 balls. He has been in stellar form this last year and today is probably his most dominating performance in ODIs
The 4th fastest for the Proteas, with AB doing it faster twice and Boucher once
This has been all Klaas#SAvWI pic.twitter.com/IeGBvY754H
— Werner (@Werries_) March 21, 2023
HEINRICH KLAASEN 💯 !!
his 2nd ODI Ton! What a knock its been! This guy never gets the credit he deserves! Hard working cricketer he is!!
Thoroughly deserves this century!
Let the doubters doubt he’ll keep on proving you wrong 😉!!
— Lawrence Bailey ⚪ 🇿🇦 (@LawrenceBailey0) March 21, 2023
Came in to bat at 73-3 (11 over).
Scored 119* off 61 balls , led team chasing 261 inside 30th Over.
One of the brilliant innings in ODIs.@SunRisers #WIvSA @Heini22 pic.twitter.com/YPcYuyGv17
— Rampy (@RiserTweex) March 21, 2023
54 balls Hundred for Heinrich Klaasen. He scored brilliant hundred in under pressure run chase for South Africa in second ODI match against West Indies. What a hundred by Klaasen! pic.twitter.com/qfMLeVDjEk
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 21, 2023
Heinrich Klaasen is the latest member of the 1000 ODI runs club for South Africa 👏
A major milestone! 🔝#SAvWI pic.twitter.com/cxQAmqtcyx
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) March 21, 2023
Outstanding CENTURY from Heinrich Klaasen off 54 balls!!! 👏👏
His 2nd ODI ton, and what a knock this is! #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/Q4UaRoKuaK
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) March 21, 2023
The Proteas chased down 261 in less than 30 overs. Not something you see everyday. Take a bow Heinrich Klaasen 🔥🔥🔥#SAvWI
— Werner (@Werries_) March 21, 2023
Heinrich Klaasen’s fireworks power South Africa to victory.#SAvWI Scorecard: https://t.co/yvt42YAqDp #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/j3nhFOhll8
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 21, 2023
Heinrich Klaasen – The Hero for South Africa.
At one point South Africa was 87/4, he scored 119* runs from 61 balls including 15 fours and 5 Sixes against WI. And South Africa won match by 4 wickets & 20.3 overs spares – One of the finest ODI innings. Take a bow, Klaasen! pic.twitter.com/HyLCIbxjqU
— Muhammad Ali Abdullah (@AliAbdullah9584) March 21, 2023
195.1 – Heinrich Klaasen (119* runs) logged a strike rate of 195.1 on the way to his second ton in men’s ODIs; this is the highest such rate recorded by a @ProteasMenCSA batter when chasing a total (min. 100 runs scored in an innings). Commanding.#SAvWI pic.twitter.com/jyFfkQu9YW
— OptaJim (@OptaJim) March 21, 2023
#Twitter #erupts #Heinrich #Klaaseninspired #South #Africa #chases #250plus #total #overs