T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Reacts As South Africa Defeat Sri Lanka By 4 Wickets Courtesy David Miller’s Finishing

David Miller lived up to the expectations as he hammered Sri Lanka‘s Lahiru Kumara for two sixes in the last over to take South Africa over the line in a tense chase in Sharjah.

Chasing 143, South Africa were given a double blow by Dushmantha Chameera, who dismissed both openers, Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks. Skipper Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen began to build a partnership but the latter got run out after confusion between the pair.

Aiden Markram, riding on the form of the previous game, started attacking with Bavuma, but the right-hander was bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga before the death overs.

David Miller. Image-Twitter.

Bavuma thumped a six off Chameera but got out to Hasaranga, and so did Pretorius as the mystery spinner claimed a hat-trick, leaving South Africa 25 runs needed from 12 balls. Kagiso Rabada lofted Chameera for a maximum and David Miller cleaned up the chase in the last over with two big sixes off Kumara.

Earlier, after electing to bowl first, South Africa were given a solid start by Anrich Nortje who castled Kusal Perera. Pathum Nissanka held on end, batting at less than run-a-ball, while Charith Asalanka attacked with a couple of boundaries off Nortje to close the powerplay at 39/1.

Nissanka and Asalanka both smashed Keshav Maharaj for a maximum each before the latter got run out. Tabraiz Shamsi then struck with three dismissals that of Rajapaksa and Avishka Fernando – both caught and bowled – and Hasaranga.

Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi. (Credits: Twitter)

Nissanka batted cautiously to raise his fifty off 46 balls. While he stroked a few boundaries, he lost skipper’s Shanaka’s services at the other end, falling to Dwaine Pretorius.

The left-hander then tore into Kagiso Rabada, whacking the pacer for a six and a couple of boundaries. South Africa had four more wickets in the last two overs, conceding only 13, as Sri Lanka, riding on Nissanka’s 58-ball 72, ended on 142.

Twitter Reacts As South Africa Defeat Sri Lanka By 4 Wickets After David Miller Smashed Two Sixes In The Last Over

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