“I was in primary school when South Africa last won in England,” David Miller reflects on South Africa’s first white ball series win in England in 24 years

South Africa lost first match of the 3-match T20I series against England, but won the next two to emerge victorious in the series

The South African stand-in T20 skipper David Miller is a little bit shocked about the fact that it took South Africa more than two decades to win a white ball series in England. The Proteas beat England by 2-1 in a 3-match T20I series yesterday after being one-nil down.

South Africa was actually in a position to win the ODI series on the tour as well, but the decider of the series was washed out after the visitors had a great start with the bat.

David Miller was addressing the press conference after South Africa’s emphatic triumph in the third T20I at Ageas Bowl yesterday and when he was asked how it feels to win a white ball series in England since 1998, the southpaw said that he didn’t realize South Africa hadn’t won a white ball series in England for such a long time.


Miller said he was studying in primary school in 1998 and it feels great to be at the helm beating England in England more than two decades down the line because it’s a hard place to tour and win in white ball cricket. The team that England has had in white ball cricket in the last few years has been immensely strong.

David Miller played a captain’s knock in the third T20I against England

David Miller himself played a captain’s knock in the third T20I, as his cameo of 22 off just 9 balls at the end ensured that South Africa was able to get past 190, but he credited the partnership between Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram for laying the platform for the finishers.

According to Miller, since the boundaries were big at the Ageas Bowl, there were a lot of pockets of space, and rather than trying to hit sixes all the time, it was important to hit the ball in the gaps in the middle overs and run well between the wickets, which both Hendricks and Markram did with perfection.



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