The South African’s 80 runs off 41 balls helped Kings XI clinch a dramatic victory over Pune Warriors.
Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller has stated that he had no plans during his Man of the Match knock against Pune Warriors on Sunday and that he wasn’t really thinking about what he was doing.
Miller scored a vital unbeaten 80 off just 41 balls which saw Kings XI snatch victory from Pune with just one ball to spare.
For his efforts with the bat the South African was named Man of the Match as Punjab earned two more vital points in this season’s IPL.
“I wasn’t really thinking much to be honest,” Miller was quoted on ESPNcricinfo.
“I had a few plans field wise, but other than that I just tried to clear the ball that came my way.”
The batsman’s 128-run stand with young Indian cricketer Mandeep Singh helped Punjab chase down the 185-4 set by Pune and record an impressive victory over the franchise.
In what has been a fairly low-scoring IPL so far in 2013, the solid knocks from Mandeep and Miller were a welcome reminder that Twenty20 cricket is actually about big hitting and high scoring.
The triumph moved Kings XI up to fifth in the table and gives them a 50% win record so far in the tournament.
It was only the South Africa international’s second outing in the twenty-over competition so far this season, but his unbeaten effort has seen him achieve the best average of the IPL with 100.00.
Whether Miller can keep up that impressive run rate remains to be seen, but if he carries on ‘not thinking’ at the crucial time then there is a strong possibility.