IND vs SA Live Update: In the second Twenty20 International that took place on Sunday in Cuttack, Indian batter Shreyas Iyer gave South African batter Heinrich Klaasen credit for his match-winning innings. He complimented the batter on the way that he targeted the Indian bowlers, particularly the spinners, and said that it was impressive. The 27-year-old said that Team India’s bowlers did not bowl poorly, but that Klaasen was just too excellent on that particular day.
Klaasen smashed 81 runs off 46 balls after coming into the lineup as the keeper-battler in place of the injured Quinton de Kock. He made the most of his chance and took full advantage of it. In the second Twenty20 international, the 30-year-old was an obvious candidate for the ‘Player of the Match’ award. South Africa took a commanding 2-0 lead in the five-game series after completing an easy chase of 149 runs.
IND vs SA Live Update: Shreyas Iyer credits Heinrich Klaasen
During the career-best aggressive knock of Klaasen’s career, the Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel were entirely under his control. Shreyas complimented the South African batter for his match-winning knock as he was speaking at the post-match conference.
He stated the following: “Klaasen did an excellent job of targeting our spinners. He was able to hit shots at excellent lengths. He was standing still and hitting while the ball was not spinning. The majority of the strokes he struck were successful in getting over the ropes. I have to give him credit for his outstanding performance. I don’t believe there was anything that went wrong with our bowlers. They bowled in the appropriate spots while also varying the speed of their deliveries. It’s simply that Klaasen’s performance was extremely impressive overall.”
India’s chances of defending a below-par total of 148 were given a boost by Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s sorcery with the ball before Klaasen’s outstanding performance. The experienced bowler got rid of Reeza Hendricks (4), Dwaine Pretorius (4), and Rassie van der Dussen (1), which put the Proteas in a difficult position with a score of 29/3.