Miller’s magic stuns India in first T20 – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

NEW DELHI, June 9:

David Miller carried his sensational IPL form to international cricket as South Africa mocked India’s bowling attack to knock down their highest chase and race to a seven-wicket win in the opening T20 here Thursday.
Rassie Van der Dussen (71-of-45) and Miller (64-of-31) shared an unbeaten 131-point position to pursue a hard-hitting 212-point target with ridiculous ease and five balls to spare.
India had posted an impressive 211 for four with the help of Ishan Kishan (76 from 48 balls), new skipper Rishabh Pant (29 from 16) and Hardik Pandya (31 from 12).
However, it wasn’t meant to be as the Indians were outmatched by the brilliance of Miller and van der Dussen, who played with the opposition attack.
South African skipper Temba Bavuma (10) and Quinton de Kock (22) were on a flyer as they ran 22/0 through the opening two overs. However, the ever-reliable Bhuvneshwar Kumar threw a brilliant leg-cutter to dismiss Bavuma.
Dwayne Pretorius (29 of 13) and de Kock then took Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik to the cleaners.
While Chahal gave up 16 runs, Hardik, whose much-anticipated return to bowling before the series, leaked 18 runs and was slammed for three sixes by Pretorius, including a 91m long.
Harshal Patel finally broke the partnership as he bamboozled Pretorius with a slow, full throw.
Indian bowlers continued to strike at regular intervals and limit bounds, slowing proceedings. But ‘Killer Miller’ had different ideas.
Continuing their stellar run from the IPL, Southpaw broke a combined three sixes and some fours in the 12th and 13th to put South Africa back in the game, while van der Dussen played the perfect second fiddle.
With 80 needed on the last six. Miller talked about his fifth half-century T20.
India had the chance to break the dangerous partnership between Miller and van der Dussen but Shreyas was guilty of dropping the latter in the middle of the wicket on the 29th.
The fall cost India dearly as van der Dussen forced Harshal into submission. The South African hit three sixes and a four.
After that, it was a six-hit fest, as both hitters hit five maximums apiece.
Earlier, India got off to a good start after being asked to bat. The hosts plundered 13 runs in the first round with Kishan hitting consecutive fours as Bavuma opted to open with spinner Keshav Maharaj.
Rectifying his mistake, Bavuma spearheaded Kagiso Rabada in the attack, who limited the score by giving up two points in the follow-up.
Kishan seemed to struggle with Anrich Nortje’s pace but alongside Rituraj Gaikwad (23) he continued to steal bounds and sixes with ease at Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Gaikwad was dropped on the 17th by Dwayne Pretorius early in the seventh. However, the right-hander couldn’t capitalize on the reprieve as he was caught in the middle of the wicket by Bavuma wide of Wayne Parnell, who returned to the South African side for the first time since 2017. (PTI)

Ishan Kishan v Stubbs v Maharaj 76
Ruturaj Gaikwad v Bavuma v Parnell 23
Shreyas Iyer b Pretorius 36
Rishabh Pant c van der Dussen b Nortje29
Hardik Pandya not out 31
Dinesh Karthik not out 1
Supplements: (B-1, LB-2, W-12) 15
Total: (For 4 wickets in 20 overs) 211
Fall of wickets: 1-57, 2-137, 3-156, 4-202
Bowling: Keshav Maharaj 3-0-43-1, Kagiso Rabada 4-0-35-0, Anrich Nortje 4-0-36-1, Wayne Parnell 4-0-32-1, Tabraiz Shamsi 2-0-27- 0, Dwaine Pretorius 3-0-35-1.
South Africa
Quinton de Kock v Ishan Kishan v Axar 22
Temba Bavuma c Pants b Bhuvneshwar 10
Dwaine Pretorius b Harshal Patel 29
Rassie van der Dussen not out 75
David Miller not out 64
Supplements: (Lb 7, W 4, Nb 1) 12
Total: (3 weeks, 19.1 Ov) 212
Wickets drop: 22-1, 61-2, 81-3
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-43-1, Avesh Khan 4-0-35-0, Yuzvendra Chahal 2.1-0-26-0, Hardik Pandya 1-0-18-0, Harshal Patel 4-0-43- 1, Axar Patel 4-0-40-1.

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