Cricket World Cup 2023: Heinrich Klaasen-Marco Jansen posted highest 6th wicket partnership for South Africa in ODI

Heinrich Klaasen (left) celebrates his century next to Marco Jansen during the ODI World Cup match against England.© AFP

South Africa players Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen stitched a brutal partnership of 151 runs from 77 balls in the first innings to take the Proteas to 399/7 in the 20th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. After the pair’s 151-run partnership in the first innings, they have written their name in the history books after they made the highest partnership for the sixth wicket or below for South Africa in ODIs, surpassing the 138* between Justin Kemp and Andrew Hall against India in Cape Town in 2006.

Klaasen played a 109-run knock from 67 balls at a strike rate of 162.69 in the first innings. In return, Jansen scored 75 runs from 42 balls with a strike rate of 178.57.

Klaasen contributed 69 runs in the 151-run partnership. While Jansen made 74 runs for the partnership. Heinrich Klaasen smashed 12 fours and four sixes in the first innings on Saturday. Meanwhile, Jansen slammed three fours and 6 sixes.

Coming to the match between South Africa and England, South Africa showed a powerful performance in the first innings. Reeza Hendrick played an 85-run knock after opening for the Proteas. Van der Dussen also scored 60 runs. But Klaasen’s iconic bank deserved all the limelight.

The English had a disappointing performance in the game. They failed to keep the run rate in check and take early wickets.

In the second innings, England needed 400 runs to win the match in Mumbai.

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