Watch: Shahbaz Ahmed Castles Heinrich Klaasen For 34 In IND vs SA Delhi ODI
Watch: Shahbaz Ahmed Castles Heinrich Klaasen For 34 In IND vs SA Delhi ODI

Last Update on: October 11th, 2022 at 04:59 pm

India National Cricket Team spinner Shahbaz Ahmed castled South Africa National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter, Heinrich Klaasen, in the third and final ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday, October 11 at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi.

The 31-year-old Klaasen performed brilliantly in the ODI series opener against India in Lucknow and scored unbeaten 74 runs to bag the Player of the Match award. In the second ODI in Ranchi, he scored decent 30 runs.

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Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz, Image Credits: Twitter

Meanwhile, in the third ODI in Delhi, Klaasen contributed 34 runs with the bat off 42 balls and his innings consisted of 4 boundaries.

The 27-year-old spinner Shahbaz Ahmed, who plays for Bengal in domestic cricket, rattled the stumps of the Proteas wicketkeeper-batter on the third ball of the 25th over.

Shahbaz pitched the ball on a good length, it gripped, turned a bit and kept coming in with the angle. Klaasen made the room and tried to play the cut shot, but he was beaten by the pace and the stumps were shattered.

Heinrich Klaasen
Klaasen. Pic Credits: Twitter

Indian Bowlers Dominate And Bowl Out South Africa For 99

India National Cricket Team bowling unit consisting of Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar performed exceptionally well in the third ODI and bundled out South Africa for 99.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav picked up the wickets of Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jansen and Anrich Nortje. Spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar dismissed Quinton de Kock and David Miller.

Also, Mohammed Siraj cleaned up Janneman Malan and Reeza Hendricks while Shahbaz dismissed Klaasen and Aiden Markram. Klaasen was the top-scorer for the Proteas in the innings and he was also the only batter to cross the 20-run mark in the innings.

Shahbaz Ahmed. PC- BCCI

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller(c), Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan

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