David Miller scores a crucial fifty to steer his side to victory over Aussies

David Miller returned to form in T20 cricket  in a emphatic style to make South Africa chase down the highest score at Kingsmead.

South Africa were in deep trouble being 95 for 6 in pursuit of the target and needed some inspiration from the bat to pull this match from the jaws of defeat.On dry and cracked surface made at Kingsmead,South Africa did manage to contain Australia after a blitzkrieg start that saw having 60 runs after 6 overs.

Once again the leggie Imran Tahir bowled splendidly well to change the game in the favor of Proteas as he took three wickets and dismissed the danger man Aaron Finch for 40 at a crucial time.Australia innings took a nosedive as Mitchell Marsh cameo runs at the end took Australia to score 157 runs after 20 overs.

South Africa in reply got off to shaky start as Nathan Coulter-Nile dismissed AB De Villiers and Quinton De Kock to give Australia the chance to stem the flow of runs in the early overs.Faf du Plessis scored a composed 40 runs and did manage to hold the Proteas innings together before being run out due to some poor calling.Rillee Rossouw dismissed by Marsh saw South Africa half the side back in the hut for 72 runs.

Chris Morris had pulled off amazing victories for his team in the recent games against England but it was David Miller turn to produce splendid innings of 53 runs off 35 balls to steer his side to victory.The win gives South Africa the lead going into 3 match t20 series as next game will be staged at the Wanderers,Johannesburg on Sunday.

 

 

 

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