Record Run-chase From South Africa To Level ODI Series

Heinrich Klaasen

[ICC-CRICKET] South Africa beat West Indies by four wickets in the third and final ODI to level the series in Potchefstroom today, Tuesday.

A stunning onslaught from Heinrich Klaasen meant that South Africa took just 29.3 overs to chase down the target of 261 in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.

Klaasen walked in at 73/3 and took off immediately, racing to 21 off just 12 balls. He completed his half-century off just 30 balls, but sped up even further post that.

The hundred came off just 54 balls as South Africa, in a precarious situation after the dismissal of David Miller, raced to the target with Marco Jansen forging a useful stand with Klaasen.

The South African wicketkeeper remained unbeaten on 119 off just 61 balls as South Africa scaled the target in less than 30 overs, a rare record in ODIs.

No team had ever chased down a target of 250 or more in less than 30 overs before this.

The closest any side came to this feat was when India chased down a revised target of 255, also against West Indies, off 32.3 overs in Port of Spain in 2019.

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