Heinrich Klaasen scored 174 as South Africa put up a huge total of 416 against Australia in the 4th ODI

Heinrich Klaasen scored his second-fastest century during the 4th ODI against the Aussies in the ongoing 5-match ODI series.

Abishek Goswami
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South African middle-order Wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen scored his third century in ODI cricket. He accomplished the mark with a fiery knock against Australia in the fourth match of the ongoing 5-match ODI series in Centurion. It was an astonishing knock from the dangerous Klaasen as he touched the three-figure mark off just 57 balls.

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This was his second-fastest century in ODIs. Heinrich Klaasen arrived at number five when the scorecard was 120/3. He joined his partner Rassie van der Dussen (62) and the duo added 74 runs for the fourth wicket in quick time. Klaasen then recorded a stormy century stand with David Miller as they demolished the Aussie bowlers after crossing the 50-run mark.

With the help of Heinrich Klassen's fiery knock, South Africa piled up a huge total of 416 after losing five wickets. David Miller remained not out till the end on an individual score of 82 in just 45 deliveries while Klassen returned to the dressing room after scoring 174 in just 83 balls. He smashed 13 sixes and 13 fours on his way to the knock.

The Aussie bowlers looked helpless in front of the Miller-Klassen duo and couldn't help themselves but concede so many runs. It was indeed a much-needed comeback match for the Proteas as they are 1-2 behind their opponent in the 5-match ODI series.

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