SA vs NED: Heinrich Klaasen’s amusing catch to Coetzee’s wide ball

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Heinrich Klaasen’s amusing catch to Gerald Coetzee’s wide ball during SA vs NED leaves commentators in splits. Gerald Coetzee was the most expensive bowler, bowling against the Netherlands.


The SA vs NED match was on October 17 at HPCA Stadium Dharamshala. The toss was in favor of South Africa’s captain, Temba Bavuma, who decided to bowl first. It appeared to be the right decision as the fast bowlers of South Africa put pressure on the Netherlands’s top order.

The Netherlands were 40/3 at 10.5 overs. Gerald Coetzee was one of the pacers to pick early wickets for South Africa. However, the pacer’s spell started with a wide ball. His first ball was a wide delivery that went straight to the first slip hands. Heinrich Klaasen was the fielder who collected the ball. Moreover, this incident of a weird wide ball caught by the first slip left the commentators in splits. In addition, the netizens also couldn’t stop themselves from making fun of the situation. Internet users commented, “The bowler thought Klassen is the wicketkeeper today”

Talking of the game, Batting first, the Netherlands didn’t have the required start to the game. Their top-order tumbled in front of South Africa’s pace attack. However, in the Netherlands, skipper Scott Edwards, who came in to bat at number seven, was relentless.

Scott Edwards was not out in the first innings, smashing 78 off 69 balls. Moreover, the captain hit 11 boundaries, which include ten fours and one maximum. Apart from Scott, the other players who generated runs from his bat were Roelof van der Merwe and Aryan Dutt. While Roelof van der Merwe scored 29 runs off 19 balls, Aryan Dutt slashed 23 runs off 9 deliveries.

Furthermore, talking off bowlers, Logan van Beek took three wickets. Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, and Bas de Leede grabbed two wickets each. Eventually, Ned defeated SA by 38 runs.

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