Century goes in vain but David Miller ready for T20 World Cup

South Africa was one step away from creating history

What Happened?

As India defeated South Africa by 16 runs to take a commanding 2–0 series lead after the three games, David Miller’s second Twenty20 century was fruitless.

With seven sixes and eight fours, Miller scored an astounding 106 runs off just 47 balls on Sunday.

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Quinton de Kock (69 not out) and Miller added 174 runs in 82 balls for the fourth wicket’s undefeated partnership.

David Miller the master class innings

Miller has had a tremendous year so far, with a half-century after seven innings. He has excelled significantly in India. In a 19-run over, he smashed two sixes and a four off Ashwin. He then takes a kick to finish a 25-ball half-century.

Miller did not stop with his half-century; he went to smash boundaries all over the park and he was toying with the Indian bowler until the last ball of the second innings.

Miller scored 46 balls 106 runs trying his best to rescue South Africa from the loss but unfortunately, Miller ended up on the losing side. His amazing batting skills showed that Miller is ready for the Upcoming T20 world cup in Australia in fifteen days.

South Africa as a Team

South Africa has everything covered. With no risk of injury, they are a fantastic team. They had a rough start on a ground that wasn’t ideal for T20 cricket, but they would undoubtedly improve. Even though the weather would be very different from here in India, these three games can be considered good practice games for both of these teams.

Along with Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, and Corbin Bosch, Miller was acquired by the Paarl Royals organization in August. Because they played for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, all four players have experience working with the owners. Miller was elected captain before the 2022 season and is a member of the CPL’s Barbados Royals, a team that the team acquired in 2021.

David Miller’s Comments

“After scoring a blistering knock against the mighty Indian side Quinton obviously struggled upfront but he managed to bat through and give us a chance. He is a capable batter of hitting fours and sixes, so it was just about getting in.”

“As you saw, we were just 16 runs short. He (De Kock) walked up to me (after the game) and said ‘Well played, I’m sorry. It was a great wicket, and India put us under pressure from the start. We had to go from ball one and the freedom allowed us to express ourselves. It is raining out here and has been a bit wet (humidity). I just took as much water as possible.”

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