Klaasen’s havoc, South Africa made a new record in ODIs, became the only team to do so in 52 years

New Delhi. The third and last ODI of the series was played between South Africa and West Indies on 21 March. Batting first, the West Indies team got all out for 260 runs. Chasing the target, South Africa made 264 runs losing 6 wickets in 29.3 overs. Heinrich Klaasen thrashed the West Indies bowlers fiercely, hitting 119 runs in 61 balls at a stormy strike rate of 195. With this banging victory, South Africa made a new record in ODI cricket.

In this match, South Africa chased the fastest run of more than 250 runs in ODI history. In the match against the West Indies, the African team scored 8.94 runs per over. This is the first time in the 52-year history of ODI cricket that a team has achieved a target of more than 250 in less than 30 overs. South Africa further improved its previous record in this match.

In fact, in the ODI played in Johannesburg on March 12, 2006, South Africa achieved the target of 8.78 runs per over against Australia. In this match, the Kangaroos scored 434 runs losing 4 wickets. In response, South Africa scored 438 runs in 49.5 overs. South Africa won this match by one wicket.

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Talking about the match, South African captain Aiden Markram won the toss and decided to bowl first. The entire West Indies team returned to the pavilion after scoring 260 runs in 48.2 overs. Brandon King scored the highest 72 runs. Chasing the target, South African batsman Heinrich Klaasen wreaked havoc on the West Indies bowlers. He hit 15 fours and 5 sky-high sixes in his century innings of 119 runs. The first match of the 3 ODI series was canceled due to rain, while in the second match West Indies won by 48 runs.

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