South African keeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller have thrashed Australia with a 222 run-partnership between them. This partnership has not only broken the backbone of Australia but also created 9 records that you might miss. Let’s look at them briefly:
9 Records That Were Broken By Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller’s Partnership:
- Heinrich Klaasen’s 174 is the second-highest individual score for a batsman playing at no.5 or lower in the batting order. Only Kapil Dev’s iconic 175 against Zimbabwe during the 1983 World Cup is ahead of Klaasen’s 174.
- Heinrich Klaasen’s 174 is also the highest individual score for a batsman who came to the crease after 25 overs or later. Previously, Jos Butler (in 2022 against Nederlands) and A.B. DeVilliers (in 2015 against Australia) shared the record by scoring 162 each.
- Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller’s partnership had a run rate of 14.47, which is the highest for a partnership that is longer than 200 runs.
- Adam Zampa conceded 113 runs against South Africa. Now Adam Zampa shares the record of being the most expensive bowler in an ODI innings alongside his fellow Australian bowler Mick Lewis (2006). Interestingly, both the bowlers created this record against the same opponent, South Africa.
- South Africa scored a monstrous 173 runs in the last ten overs (from 41-50) which is the highest in men’s ODI cricket. Previously, England had the record of scoring 164 runs in 2022 against Nederlands.
- The 222-run partnership between Klaasen and David Miller is the highest partnership against Australia ever for the fifth wicket or lower. It is also ranked 5th in the fifth wicket partnership in ODI and second highest for South Africa following the 256* runs partnership of J.P Duminy and David Miller in 2015 against Zimbabwe.
- South Africa hits 20 sixes in the innings which is equal to the number of sixes hit by South Africa against India in 2015 in Mumbai. This is the highest number of sixes hit by South Africa in any ODI innings. Australia only once accepted more sixes than this in their entire history when they conceded 21 sixes against England in 2018.
- South Africa has scored more than 400+ runs in ODIs than any other team in history. South Africa scored 400+ total 7 times which is a record itself. India is following the record having six 400+ scores in their name.
- Heinrich Klaasen scored his 150 in just 77 balls which is the fourth fastest in history. Only A.B. DeVilliers (64 balls), and Jos Butler (65 and 76 balls) are ahead of Klaasen.