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Twitter Reactions: Miller blitz propels South Africa to an 83-run victory

Led by David Miller’s stupendous hundred followed by another poor batting performance by Bangladesh, the Proteas went on to complete a 2-nil whitewash in the T20Is.

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David Miller. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

In what was supposed to be the last game of Bangladesh’s horrendous tour to South Africa, the visitors’ performance summed up the entire tour. Led by David Miller’s stupendous hundred followed by another poor batting performance by the Bangladeshi batters, the Proteas went on to complete a 2-nil whitewash in the T20Is.

Earlier in the day, it was skipper Shakib Al Hasan who won the toss as Bangladesh elected to field first. They made one change as Liton Das was brought in place of Shafiul Islam. As for the hosts, Quinton de Kock and Dane Paterson made way for Mangaliso Mosehle and Dwaine Pretorius.

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The Proteas didn’t begin in a great fashion as they lost two quick wickets in the powerplay. Hashim Amla continued to bat in line with his reputation as he went on to score a spectacular 85 runs from just 51 balls. AB de Villiers scored a quickfire 20 but was dismissed by Mohammed Saifuddin.

However, the most significant show of the day came from the bat of David Miller. He smashed the fastest century in T20 internationals from just 35 balls. He plundered Saifuddin for five consecutive sixes in the 19th over missing out on making it the perfect six on the last ball. In his knock he hit a total of 9 sixes and 7 boundaries, Miller put up a fantastic display of pinch-hitting in his innings of 101 runs from just 36 balls.

South Africa went on to post a mammoth total of 224/4 in their quota of 20 overs. In a match where bowlers were smashed out of the park, Shakib managed to produce sensational figures of 2/22. Saifuddin got a couple of wickets but was really expensive. The rest of the bowlers too were taken to the cleaners.

Bangladesh began their innings in emphatic fashion as they smashed 18 runs in the first over. However, they failed to continue as wickets were falling at regular intervals. While Soumya Sarkar played a lone hand at the top with 44 runs from just 27 balls, the rest of the batting line-up folded up like a pack of cards.

The likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman were all dismissed cheaply as the required rate went out of control. While Mahmudullah and Saifuddin tried to hang at the crease, the target was way beyond their reach. In the end, Bangladesh were bundled for 141 runs failing to even last the full quota of 20 overs.

Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions that emerged during the course of the game:

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