Record-breaking Miller rounds off South Africa whitewash
- Author: Angelo Rivera Oct 31, 2017,
Oct 31, 2017, 0:08
South Africa blanked Bangladesh 7-0 after they won the second T20 global by 83 runs in Potchefstroom on Sunday. The 28-year old batsman who is nicknamed Killer Miller was dropped on zero in South Africa's 100th T20 worldwide took just 35 balls to score his remarkable T20I century which became the fastest ever in the shortest format of the game.
Bangladesh lost the last T20I game in Potchefstroom by 83 runs as the hosts earned their maiden clean-sweep across formats that comprised two Tests as well as three ODIs and two T20Is.
Bangladesh was 141 all out in 18.3 overs, another heavy defeat on a hard five-week tour for the visiting team.
Bangladesh T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan said that they weren't able to wade through a string of losses and eventually, the negative vibe spread through the set-up during the just-concluded tour of South Africa.
Bangladesh struggled to chase South Africa's 224 and were all out for 141. Miller said. "Don't quite know what went on there but I was just trying to watch the ball and back myself".
The powerful Proteas left-hander was simply sensational as he galloped to an unbeaten 101 off just 36 deliveries, reaching his landmark off 35.
"Obviously a really special feeling".
The only players to hit six sixes in an over in an worldwide are South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and India's Yuvraj Singh.
The 28-year-old just had a solitary fifty in 56 T20Is before this match but brought up his third T20 century in stunning fashion as he carted the penultimate over of the innings for 31 runs, including five successive sixes off the first five balls of the over. Miller hit six sixes and four boundaries from the 16 balls he faced in this period.