Klaasen Superb Play Helps Proteas Win T20 Series


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