VIDEO: David Miller’s fielding efforts during the 1st T20I against Pakistan
We all know that catches win matches and the South African cricketer, David Miller proved it with his amazing fielding skills. His sensational effort in the field against Pakistan at Newlands helped his team to clinch the first T20I of the series by 6 runs. He showcased his fielding skills by executing two direct-hits and taking four astonishing catches that helped him to earn the Man of the Match award.
He has not been in great touch with the bat but he is someone who could win the games with his fielding and proved last night. The left-handed batsman could score only 10 off 12 balls despite getting good starts from the top-order. However, his match-winning performance started with the run-out of Pakistan opener, Babar Azam, who was all set to smash the bowlers.
When Babar Azam looked to steal the single, Miller collected the ball and hit the direct-hit on to the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Later, he picked up two important wickets of Asif Ali and Imad Wasim at midwicket and long-on respectively.
During the 17th over, Beuran Hendricks dropped Shoaib Malik on the bowling of Andile Phehlukwayo. Hendricks then collected the ball and attempted a direct-hit but the ball missed the stumps and ran towards Miller. The 29-year-old gathered the ball and disturbed the stumps at the non-striker’s end to dismiss Mohammad Rizwan.
At the end of the second innings of the match, he grabbed two brilliant catches to dismiss Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik. His four catches and two direct-hits earned him the Man of the Match award. It was the first time the player received the Man of the Match award for his fielding efforts.
Watch the video here:
Didn’t get enough of @DavidMillerSA12 last night? Here’s a second look at his exceptional performance. Catch more #KFCT20 action tomorrow at the Bidvest Wanderers live on SuperSport 2, SABC 3 & Radio 2000. #ProteaFire #SAvPAK pic.twitter.com/Mvqe5n6Hho
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 2, 2019