SRH vs PBKS: Watch - Heinrich Klaasen gets clean bowled as he tries to play uncharacteristic shot

Updated - 19 May 2024, 07:36 PM

Watch: Heinrich Klaasen gets clean bowled as he tries to play uncharacteristic shot
Watch: Heinrich Klaasen gets clean bowled as he tries to play uncharacteristic shot [PC: X]

Heinrich Klaasen rarely plays any unorthodox shot and he is probably going to keep it that way after losing his wicket while trying to play an unusual shot in the recently-concluded game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The right-handed batsman was well set and had the opportunity to take SRH home. However, he failed to stay till the end as he was castled by Harpreet Brar on the second ball of the penultimate over. SRH needed 7 runs in 11 balls when the wicketkeeper-batsman tried to play a cheeky shot and it did not take him long to regret his decision.

Heinrich Klaasen shuffled across to play the scoop shot but he failed to make any contact with the ball. With his stumps exposed, the ball went on to crash into them. The South Africa star departed after scoring 42 runs off 26 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Watch as Harpreet Brar castles Heinrich Klaasen:

 

Talking about the game, SRH thrashed PBKS by four wickets to move to the second spot in the points table. However, they can drop to the third spot if Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their final league game. In that case, SRH will have to play against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Eliminator.

On the other hand, if they finish the league stage in the second spot, they will face KKR in the first qualifier. As far as PBKS are concerned, they were already out of the tournament and failed to sign off with a win. They finished at the ninth spot with 10 points.

Batting first, PBKS posted a big total of 214 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. Opener Prabhsimran Singh top-scored for the side, scoring 71 while the likes of Rilee Rossouw (49), Atharva Taide (46), and Jitesh Sharma (32*) played crucial knocks as well.

In reply, SRH chased down the total with five balls remaining. In-form batter Abhishek Sharma starred with the bat, scoring 66 runs off 28 balls to lay the foundation for the successful chase. The likes of Rahul Tripathi (33), Nitish Reddy, and Klaasen also made useful contributions to power SRH to another win.