IPL century in reply It would be unfair to forget Heinrich Klaasen’s blistering century amidst the noise of Virat’s century. For the first time in IPL history, 2 centuries were scored in a single match. King Kohli scored a century in the second innings, Heinrich Klaasen did this feat in the first innings itself. Klaasen scored 104 off 51 balls for SRH. The rest of the Hyderabad players together added only 76 runs off 69 balls and 6 runs came as extras. Michael Bracewell hit Sunrisers with a double blow in the fifth over and the team was struggling for 28 for 2. Coming in, Klaasen hit Bracewell for a four off the very first ball of a cover drive in the same over. He then hit 3 fours in the last over of Shahbaz Ahmed’s powerplay.
First ball towards point, then the fourth ball outside the midwicket boundary. The fifth ball was sent by Shahbaz Ahmed outside the backward square leg boundary for 4 runs.
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The final ball of Karn Sharma’s seventh over was fractionally short. A dashing four on the pull shot towards square leg. Harshal Patel made the mistake of shorting the third ball of the eighth over and the shot went outside the arm jab longon boundary for 4 days. Karn Sharma’s second ball of the ninth over in the direction of deep midwicket and down the ground six on the third ball of the 11th over.
Mohammad Siraj got only 1 boundary in the entire innings and that shot was hit by Heinrich Klaasen in the last ball of the 14th over in the direction of deep midwicket. Fourth ball of Karn Sharma’s 15th over, leg break outside off. Result lofted six over extracover.
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Harshal Patel’s third ball of the 16th over was a dipping full toss. Klaasen drives it outside the fine leg boundary for 4 runs. The manner in which Klaasen hit a down-the-ground six after making room for the first two balls of Karn Sharma’s 17th over was a spectacle in itself.
Coming down the ground to Harshal Patel’s third ball of the 19th over, Klaasen took a half-folly and hit a straight back sky-high six. After that, just like Virat, Klaasen celebrated the century aggressively. He was bowled on the fifth ball of the same over, but before leaving, hit 8 fours and 6 sixes while playing at a strike rate of 203 off 51 balls. Klaasen scored a blistering 104 runs. Had it not been for King Kohli’s sixth IPL century in reply, Sunrisers would have definitely won the match.Kohli’s sixth IPL century in reply