David Miller performed out his career-best innings to assist South Africa register a preventing whole towards Australia within the second semi-final match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Thursday, November 16. Miller scored a sensational hundred as South Africa put in a complete of 213 runs whereas batting first at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
Temba Bavuma received the essential toss and elected to bat first in a seek for the maiden World Cup remaining. However the Proteas suffered early blows towards Australia’s fierce tempo assault of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc who dominated the powerplay overs.
South Africa misplaced the primary 4 gamers together with in-form Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen inside the primary 12 overs forcing massive hitters David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen to form the innings. The duo delivered a outstanding comeback by including 95 runs for the fifth wicket and put South Africa on observe for the large whole.
Klaasen scored 47 runs earlier than getting dismissed when South Africa had solely 119 runs on the scoreboard. However Miller stored the combat and performed a memorable knock by smashing 101 runs off 116 balls. Miller stored the scoreboard transferring with singles and doubles but additionally produced 5 massive sixes to publish South Africa previous 200.
Miller introduced his first hundred on this event by smashing a six off Pat Cummins however misplaced his wicket in the identical over. Miller’s heroic knock helped South Africa rating 212 runs which could show a preventing whole at Eden Gardens and might in all probability win a ticket to the ultimate.
South Africa Enjoying XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Australia Enjoying XI: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
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