WATCH: Heinrich Klaasen hits the biggest six of IPL 2024 during SRH vs RCB clash

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By Margaretd. Regina

On Monday (April 15), the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed a remarkable display of power-hitting prowess by Sunrisers’ batter Heinrich Klaasen.

Heinrich Klaasen’ towering six: A 106m marvel in IPL 2024

In a display of sublime timing and technique, Klaasen showcased his batting prowess during the 17th over of the match. Lockie Ferguson‘s second delivery of the overpitched fuller than a length near the off stump was met with precision by Klaasen. With impeccable timing, he effortlessly lifted the ball over the bowler’s head, executing a shot that resembled a graceful golf tee shot.

The fluidity of his backlift and bat swing made the stroke appear seamless, drawing admiration from onlookers. The sheer power behind the shot was evident as the ball soared majestically, thudding onto the rooftop of the stadium. Within moments, the big screen flashed the remarkable distance traveled by the ball: an astounding 106 meters.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad dominates with record-breaking batting display

The decision by Bengaluru to put Hyderabad to bat first didn’t proved wise, as their batters dominated proceedings from the outset. Travis Head set the tone with a blistering century off just 39 balls, showcasing aggressive stroke play and relentless determination. Following Head’s explosive innings, Klaasen took charge, continuing the onslaught with a rapid-fire 67 off 31 balls. His contribution further solidified SRH’s commanding position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Despite Klaasen’s dismissal in the final ball of the 17th over, Sunrisers’ momentum remained relentless. Abdul Samad and Aiden Markram seized the opportunity to unleash a relentless assault on the RCB bowling attack, propelling Hyderabad to their highest-ever total in IPL history. Their partnership, characterized by aggressive shot-making and calculated risks, as Hyderabad put to a formidable score of 287/3 by the conclusion of their innings, setting a daunting target for Bengaluru.

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