ENG Vs SA ICC ODI World Cup 2023: The match between England and South Africa saw a warrior leaving everything on the pitch. A warrior with just one leg, thumping every delivery left and right.
A warrior who fought against injury, humidity, heat, and fiery bowling attack and annihilated everything. Henrich Klassen was among the most in-form batsmen in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
While his first three outings in this campaign were not so memorable, he left his mark. And here came an inning that will not be forgotten by cricket lovers for a very long time. An inning that will be written in golden letters in history books.
ENG Vs SA ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Super Klassen
Henrich Klassen came to bat after the third wicket and South Africa was in a good situation by then. It was the responsibility of Klassen and Makram to finish the inning strong. But both Makram and Miller got out quickly.
With the lack of batting depth, Klassen took the matter into his own hands and annihilated everyone. After settling down, he started hitting bowlers for fun. Every ball was finding its way to the boundary somehow.
He hit Reece Topley for two sixes and then made Mark Wood his prey. His strike rate increased exponentially once he reached the half-century mark.
A Brilliant Century
Klassen finished his inning on 109 runs in just 67 deliveries and reached the century mark in just 63 deliveries. This inning included 12 boundaries and 4 sixes by Klassen and it was a delight to see.
He took South Africa from a predicted score of 350 runs to 399 runs scored. It was a special inning which is perfect for a special stage like this.