Published: Mon, October 30, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

South Africa v Bangladesh: David Miller hits fastest global Twenty20 century

South Africa v Bangladesh: David Miller hits fastest global Twenty20 century

Quinton de Kock scored his highest Twenty20 worldwide score of 59 to lead South Africa to a 20-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday in the first game of the series. I just tried to watch the ball and back myself.

Miller had only scored 18 runs off his first 14 balls, but then came his assault which yielded him 82 runs off the 21 balls he faced to get to a century. This is the 3rd biggest margin in terms of runs for South Africa after their 130-run win against Scotland and 84-run win against England with both coming in 2009.

It was the first time that South Africa had won every game in three series against a touring team, Cricket South Africa said.

59 - Runs scored by David Miller in the last four overs of the innings - the joint most in T20Is along with Mohammad Nabi.

Ball five was dropped short‚ which was Miller's cue for a mighty pull: six.

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Miller hit young all-rounder Mohammed Saifuddin for five sixes in the 19th over, which yielded South Africa a whopping 31.

The previous fastest T20 global century was made off 45 balls by fellow South African Richard Levi against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012.

"It's a really special feeling", Miller told SuperSport. He missed out on six maximums after skewing the final shot to the cover boundary for one.

The only players to hit six sixes in an over in an worldwide are South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and India's Yuvraj Singh.

Needing more than 11 an over from the start, Bangladesh didn't have the firepower to threaten the Proteas, a story that played out through most of the tour. With help of Miller's 36-ball 101* and Hashim Amla's 85, South Africa posted a huge total of 224/4 in 20 overs.

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