Miller ready to siz­zle against Zim­babwe in Potchef­stroom

Pretoria News - - Sport -

DAVID MILLER, re­turns to the venue where he scored the fastest T20 in­ter­na­tional cen­tury as South Africa pre­pare for the sec­ond T20 against Zim­babwe at Sen­wes Park in Potchef­stroom to­day.

Miller broke the world record when he smashed 100 off 35 balls against Bangladesh last year, a record which has since been equalled by In­dia’s Ro­hit Sharma. Miller says he can’t guar­an­tee that the Sen­wes Park crowd will get a re­peat per­for­mance tonight, but says the bats­men are look­ing for­ward to the tra­di­tional bat­ting-friendly con­di­tions on the highveld.

“It is the first game of the sea­son for this wicket,” he said. “We are go­ing to have to try and as­sess the con­di­tions as quickly as pos­si­ble. Gen­er­ally it is a nice wicket, the ball trav­els far with a quick out­field. It is al­ways a bat­ter-friendly wicket so hope­fully it doesn’t dis­ap­point to­mor­row.”

The 29-year-old marked his re­turn to ac­tion af­ter be­ing rested for the ODI se­ries with a solid 39 off 34 balls in the 34-run win in the first T20 on Tues­day. He says he is feel­ing re­freshed and mo­ti­vated fol­low­ing his break, and wants to put in more con­sis­tent per­for­mances in the for­mat.

“I felt re­ally good,” he said of Tues­day’s match. “The guys bowled well in the last game, I felt it was tough to get the spin­ners away. I thought Rassie (van der Dussen) and I had good in­ten­sity which is what we fo­cused on. He bat­ted well in his first game, he has shown it over the years for the Lions and it is great to have an­other part­ner there when you are go­ing well. We com­ple­mented each other pretty well.”

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