David Miller powers South Africa to yet another win against the Bangladeshi tigers at Potchefstroom on Sunday, giving the hosts a clean sweep over the visitors, who failed to win even one of the 7 games played in the tour. The loss by 83 runs in the last and final match of the tour seemed to sum up the visitor’s performance in the entire tour.
A classy innings of 85 from 51 balls from Hashim Amla saw the hosts bulid up a solid foundation despite the loss of AB De Villiers after a quickfire knock but it was David Miller who stole the show for the hosts in the first innings, registering the fastest ever hundred in T20Is. His stupendous unbeaten knock of 109 from just 36 balls also included 7 fours and 9 massive sixes.
Coming to bat at a time when the hosts were in a spot of bother at 78/3, Miller kept rotating the strike with Amla and ticking the scoreboard along before going into absolute beast mode smashing almost everything that was well and within his range. His blistering knock also included a 31 run over in which he clobbered 5 sixes of the first 5 deliveries before missing out on the last ball from which he could manage only a single. Miller smashed 2 consecutive boundaries to bring up his hundred propelling South Africa to a mammoth total of 224/4 in 20 overs.
Bangladesh were never really in the chase despite starting things off with 18 runs from the first over of the innings. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and despite Soumya Sarkar’s quickfire knock of 44 of 27 balls and cameos at the back end of the innings, Bangladesh could not even bat out their quota of 20 overs and were bundled out for a mere 141, giving the hosts a easy win by a margin of 83 runs. Scorecard: South Africa 224/4 Miller 106*(36), Amla 85(51); Shakib 2/22
Bangladesh 141/10 Sarkar 44(27); Duminy 2/23, Phangiso 2/31