Record-breaking Miller rounds off South Africa whitewash

  • Record-breaking Miller rounds off South Africa whitewash

Record-breaking Miller rounds off South Africa whitewash

Up until his onslaught it looked as though Hashim Amla would be the one to become South Africa's fourth centurion as he helped himself to 85 off 51 balls (11 fours and a six) before being caught in the deep but then Miller took over (101 not out off 36 balls, 7 fours and 9 sixes).

Chasing a mammoth 225 for a win, Bangladesh could only manage 141 all out in 18.3 overs.

The result sees South Africa wrap up a 2-0 victory in the T20I series and a comprehensive whitewash of the tourist.

While South Africa gained valuable preparation under new coach Ottis Gibson ahead of tours by India and Australia, Bangladesh failed to live up to the promise it showed recently in home series.

South Africa registered a 20-run win against Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 global in Bloemfontein. He went into the 20th over, needing 12 runs to complete a sensational century.

Miller hit nine sixes including five consecutive in an over of Saifuddin, and seven fours in his innings. Miller has broken fellow South African Richard Levi's record for the fastest T20I ton.

Miller said: "It's a really special feeling". "I tried to watch the ball and back myself". By hitting five consecutive sixes in that over, Miller became only the 3rd in T20Is and the 6th in global cricket to hit five sixes in a single over.

He hit Rubel Hossain for two back to back boundaries and then whipped one wide of long-on for a brace before finally driving one wide of sweeper cover for a two and bringing up his century off just 35 balls. He provided an early chance to Bangladesh but was dropped at 0 by Mushfiqur Rahim and he made them pay badly.

Before Miller arrived South Africa was only 78-3.