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[Watch] Miller's 'Mayhem' Ends; Pat Cummins Puts The Final Nail In The Coffin

image-lp16e6a4David Miller celebrates his century [Ap photos]

David Miller, a standout performer for South Africa in the World Cup 2023 semi-final against Australia, played a pivotal role in rescuing his team from a precarious position. As the Proteas found themselves teetering at 203 runs in the 48th over, Miller rose to the occasion with a spectacular century off 115 balls.

However, the turning point came swiftly for the Proteas as Miller, having just reached his century, faced the relentless pace of Pat Cummins. 

Despite his aggressive intent, Miller's aspirations were curtailed by Cummins, who cleverly executed a delivery that denied the batsman the desired distance. The ball found its way into the safe hands of Travis Head at deep mid-wicket, marking a critical wicket for Australia.

Watch - David Miller departs

Miller's departure, though coming at a crucial juncture, showcased the competitive spirit of the game. His aggressive style, which had the potential to add valuable runs in the final overs, was thwarted by Cummins' strategic bowling. 

As Miller walked back, tapping his bat on his head in acknowledgment, the match hung in the balance with South Africa standing at 211 for 9 in 49 overs. The significance of Miller's innings and subsequent dismissal echoed throughout the remaining contest, shaping the narrative of this high-stakes encounter.