Durban’s Super Giants’ (DSG) magnificent run noticed them change into the primary crew to qualify for the playoffs in the second version of SA20. The recreation on Sunday, January 28 in opposition to Paarl Royals was one other instance of why this crew remains to be on the prime of the desk as if the final match’s hero Quinton de Kock could not ship, Matthew Breetzke did, Marcus Stoinis did and Heinrich Klaasen is simply in a special league altogether. Coming to bat in the seventeenth over, Klaasen smashed the fastest-ever fifty in SA20 history off simply 16 balls.
Klaasen hit three sixes in opposition to the left-arm spinner Fabian Allen in three deliveries in the nineteenth over earlier than finishing a sensation fifty to interrupt Donovan Ferreira’s document, who achieved the identical feat off simply 18 balls just a few days in the past in this very version. Klaasen’s 16-ball blitz was additionally the second quickest fifty by a South African batter as Farhaan Behardien’s 14-ball fifty in 2016 remains to be on the prime of the ladder.
Fastest fifty in SA20 (in phrases of variety of balls)
16 – Heinrich Klaasen (DSG vs PR), 2024
18 – Donovan Ferreira (JSK vs PC), 2024
19 – Heinrich Klaasen (DSG vs PR), 2023
Fastest T20 fifty by a South African batter (in phrases of variety of balls)
14 – Farhaan Behardien (Titans vs Warriors), 2016
16 – Heinrich Klaasen (Durban’s Super Giants vs Paarl Royals), 2024
17 – Lance Klusener (Mountaineers vs Southern Rocks), 2010
As far because the match is anxious, Klaasen and Breetzke’s knocks helped DSG get to a rating of 208, which was nowhere in the image 4 overs earlier than. And the scoreboard strain was telling on the Paarl batters as aside from Mitchell van Buuren, no different batter may do something. For DSG, Noor Ahmad’s 5/11 helped them bowl out the Royals for simply 83 to register a large 125-run win.