Sunrisers Hyderabad's Heinrich Klaasen scored a 49-ball century in the Indian Premier League clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Thursday. The South African wicketkeeper-batter played a blistering inning of 104 runs in just 51 deliveries. He scored eight fours and six sixes to reach the mark. This is Klaasen's maiden ton in the history of IPL.
Heinrich Klaasen got to his hundred with a huge six straight down the ground against Harshal Patel, getting to the mark faster than any other SRH player. This was also his second T20 hundred and his highest IPL score, and also the seventh ton of this IPL season.
The 31-year-old, along with Harry Brook, helped SRH to reach a competitive total against the playoff-chasing RCB. Heinrich Klaasen has been the most exceptional and consistent batter for Hyderabad this season. SRH posted 186 runs after losing five wickets at the end of their 20-over inning. Siraj was the best bowler for Bangalore as he conceded only 17 in his 4-over spell. He also got away with Phillips' wicket at the end. Bangalore are fifth on the table with 12 points in 12 games. They have a very good chance to qualify but have to win both their games to secure the spot.