Klaasen Superb Play Helps Proteas Win T20 Series

CountryCricket.com

Man of the match Heinrich Klaasen gave good play to help Proteas  win against India and level the series score up by 1-1 in the KFC T20 International Series 1-1 against India after a six-wicket win at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday night.

India were the first to bet and they made a score of 189, and South Africa had to chase the 189 left by India in order to win the match.

Early wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Jon-Jon Smuts didn’t depress Duminy and Klaasen, who shared a convincing 93-run stand inside nine overs.

Since taking gloves from injured Quinton de Kock, Klasen has made a rather interesting playing helping South Africa secure their first win in this T20 series.

Klaasen and Duminy , pair made a successive 93 runs  for the third wicket and by the time Klaasen fell, just over 50 were needed.

Behardien came in and help his team to a victory with his 16 runs and South Africa leveled up the series by 1-1.

SOUTH AFRICA: JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy (capt), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi

INDIA: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli (capt), Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal