Heinrich Klaasen, on Thursday (May 18), scored a stunning century to power Sunrisers Hyderabad to a big total against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored his maiden ton in the Indian Premier League.

In an otherwise forgettable campaign for SRH, Heinrich Klaasen’s form has been one of the very few positives for them. The South Africa star has performed consistently with the bat for the Hyderabad-based outfit. Before the century against RCB, his score in the previous 5 games were – 64, 47, 26, 36 and 53*.

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And  making the most of his form, he scored a sensational century against the Bengaluru-based outfit. The right-handed batsman hit the second-fastest hundred for SRH in the IPL after David Warner, reaching the landmark in just 49 balls.

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Already eliminated from the playoff race, SRH were reeling at 28 for 2 in the 5th over when Klaasen joined captain Aiden Markram in the middle. From thereon, he timed his innings to perfection and went on to score his first IPL century to guide SRH to 186 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. He became the second SRH batsman after Harry Brook to score a century in the ongoing IPL 2023.

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Heinrich Klaasen celebrates century:

The latest century will undoubtedly help Heinrich Klaasen finally get some much-needed recognition in IPL. The South African has been playing in the IPL since 2019 but was yet to deliver as per expectations before the ongoing season. And the way he celebrated his century against RCB, it was very clear that it meant a lot to him.

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As soon as he reached the milestone, he took his helmet off and celebrated the moment wildly. He reached his century in style by hitting Harshal Patel for a six before celebrating it in an animated manner.

Here is a clip of the moment:

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Heinrich Klaasen scored a brilliant 104 off 51 deliveries.

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Meanwhile, Klaasen became the fifth batsman from South Africa to score a century in the IPL. The other South African players to achieve this feat are – Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, and David Miller.

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