In a season where most Sunrisers Hyderabad batters have struggled, Heinrich Klaasen carried his rich vein of form to score a spectacular 104 off 51 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday, to register his second T20 century.
After Sunrisers Hyderabad were reduced to 28/2 in 4.3 overs, he stitched a 76-run partnership with Aiden Markram and a 74-run stand with Harry Brook to help SRH bounce back to eventually post a competitive 186/5.
In an attacking display against spin, the South African hit eight fours and six sixes. Infact, even to reach the milestone on his 49th delivery, he lofted a straight six straight down the ground. Following his century, there was a fiery roar for the celebration. He was only dismissed by Harshal Patel in the penultimate over.
Klaasen’s ton was the second by a SRH batter this season.
Centuries in IPL 2023
|Brook||100||55||12||3||181.81||SRH||v KKR||Eden Gardens||14 Apr 2023|
|V Iyer||104||51||6||9||203.92||KKR||v MI||Wankhede||16 Apr 2023|
|Jaiswal||124||62||16||8||200.00||RR||v MI||Wankhede||30 Apr 2023|
|Suryakumar||103||49||11||6||210.20||MI||v GT||Wankhede||12 May 2023|
|Prabhsimran||103||65||10||6||158.46||PBKS||v DC||Delhi||13 May 2023|
|Gill||101||58||13||1||174.13||GT||v SRH||Ahmedabad||15 May 2023|
|Klaasen||104||51||8||6||203.92||SRH||v RCB||Hyderabad||18 May 2023|
Here’s a look at the reactions to the century: