Proteas WIN Series Against England, David Miller Celebrates 100 T20Is
Proteas WIN Series Against England, David Miller Celebrates 100 T20Is. Photo:

South Africa’s Proteas cricket team has secured the series against England 2-1, with a brilliant day in the field today at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

With SA spinner Tabraiz Shamsi grabbing a maiden Twenty20 International five-wicket haul, it helped ensure England were dismissed for 101.

Along with Reeza Hendricks’ 70 and Aiden Markram’s 51, the South Africans won the T20 International decisively by 90 runs!

Reuters reported: “South Africa were put into bat and scored 191-5 off their 20 overs to set England an imposing target and then skittled out the home team for a one-sided victory.”

England’s batsmen failed to show any of the power hitting they had displayed earlier in the limited overs series between the two countries, struggling today to deal with South Africa’s variety of bowling options, said Reuters.

David Miller becomes first SA men’s cricketer to play 100 T20Is

David Miller 100 T20s

The match was a special one for David Miller, who has become the first South African men’s cricketer to play 100 T20 Internationals (T20I).

Miller, 33, brought up the milestone during the 3 rd T20I against England, where he is currently captaining the side in place of the injured Temba Bavuma.

Since making his T20I debut in 2010, the left-hander has gone on to cement his status as an aggressive and quality stroke player in world cricket. Third on South Africa’s leading run scorer charts, Miller is closing in on 2 000 runs in the shortest format having struck one century and five half-centuries at an average of 32,43 and a strike rate in excess of 140.

His explosive prowess garnered the joint quickest T20I hundred with a 35-ball showpiece against Bangladesh at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom in 2017. His credentials also include 14 T20 World Cup appearances.

Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe said:

“Since his debut in 2010, we have seen David’s stock rise in the international game and he is now one of the most respected, and at the same time feared, white-ball players in the world. Today we celebrate with him his 100 th cap and hope he will be here playing at the highest level for the Proteas for many more years, helping us to achieve great things.”

CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki added:

“A heartfelt congratulations to David on this major milestone. He has been a remarkable servant of South African cricket for more than a decade. He has represented the Proteas jersey with the highest of honor and respect, always doing his best to ensure that our Proteas flag is flying at its highest. We at CSA are really pleased for him.”

Reflecting on his illustrious career to date, Miller said:

“Looking back, it’s gone so quickly. I would never have dreamt to have played as many games for South Africa as I have. It’s taken me 13 years to get to reach this milestone, and I’m just really privileged to have represented my country for as long as I have, and I’m really excited for today.”