Miller: Record-breaking innings 'pretty special'

Miller: Record-breaking innings 'pretty special'

Javier Howell
October 31, 2017

Balls taken by David Miller to score a T20I century - the fastest ever in T20 internationals.

Miller's innings beat the previous quickest ton, scored by fellow countryman, Richard Levi, who held the record following his knock off 45 balls against New Zealand in Hamilton five years ago.

Bangladesh were in trouble early in their reply and never recovered as they were bowled out for 141 in 18.3 overs. The top scorer was David Miller who hit 101 not out off 36 balls.

On his part, Miller was happy in contributing in South Africa's win over Bangladesh.

The victory completed South Africa's first clean sweep against a touring team as they won every match across Tests, one-day internationals and T20s. He smashed seven fours and nine sixes in his knock. He just missed out on becoming only the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in worldwide cricket when he could only drive the final ball from Saifuddin through the covers for one.

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In the 19th over of the innings, Miller struck the unfortunate Mohammad Saifuddin for five consecutive maximums but only got a single off the final ball to moans from the crowd. I think I could have been out twice in the first 10 balls.

Even more painful for Bangladesh was the fact that Miller was dropped on 0, when Mushfiqur Rahim couldn't grab a gloved chance down the leg-side.

While talking to SuperSport television the South African batter said, "I was pretty scratchy to begin with", "But towards the back end it came out quite sweet".

Bangladesh won the toss and put South Africa in to bat, with Hashim Amla (85) leading the way as a series of batting partners - Mangaliso Mosehle (5), JP Duminy (4) and AB de Villiers (20) - struggled to do any considerable damage.