Punjab v Bangalore, IPL 2013, Mohali May 6, 2013

Miller magic leaves RCB stunned

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Kings XI Punjab 194 for 4 (Miller 101*) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 190 for 3 (Gayle 61, Pujara 51) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

David Miller became the fourth centurion of this edition of the IPL, as he single-handedly kept Kings XI Punjab in contention for a place in the play-offs. Miller's 38-ball century resurrected Kings XI from 64 for 4 and was chiefly responsible for the 99-run blaze off the last five overs of the chase. It ensured his side pulled off a grand coup against a team studded with superstars.

Royal Challengers Bangalore would not have expected this Kings XI, especially after posting the tournament's fifth-highest score. The Royal Challengers innings was built on the shoulders of Chris Gayle - who went past the fifty mark for the first time since his whirlwind 175 against Pune Warriors and reclaimed the orange cap - and the fit-again Cheteshwar Pujara, and was given legs by AB de Villiers' cameo at the end.

Kings XI responded with only a spine in Miller. He proved it remains the most important component of the human body and can be totally self-sustaining if needs be. Miller's father would have been a proud man, if he was watching in Durban. He gave his son an important piece of advice when he was growing up and tonight he followed it to the letter."If it's in the V, it's in the tree and if it's in the arc, it's out of the park," Miller senior said.

Against an attack that continued to offer him length, Miller had both those options and took full advantage. His innings was a masterclass in hitting straight, although not all his shots found the boundary. He top-edged one attempt when he was on 42. Virat Kohli spilled the skier which proved match-changing. The next over confirmed it, as Miller took 26 off RP Singh to begin the assault. He started by dispatching a half-volley over long-off and ending with a cut over point to display his ability in hitting to other areas of the ground as well.

Miller went on to pick the slower ball with ease and targeted wicket area as well, bringing up the 100 partnership with Rajagopal Sathish with a six off a short-ball. Sathish had only scored 11 at that point and was happy to play a bit-part role until the end.

Sathish managed 14 runs off Gayle's over and then dutifully gave Miller the strike to end the match. With three runs to get - it was only the 18th over - and Miller on 95, he needed a big hit to reach a century and he duly sent a length ball over the sightscreen to bring up his milestone in characteristic fashion.

Fittingly, it came off Gayle who had himself showed intent in the other half of the match but had to be a spectator this time. Gayle started well, despite being peppered with short balls from the Kings XI attack. Praveen Kumar and Parvinder Awana did not have the pace to test Gayle on the back foot and he had Pujara as an ideal foil. When Gayle was bowled, Pujara went on to record his first half-century in the format in typically classy fashion. His only ungainly shot came when he charged Manpreet Gony and played on.

Kings XI clawed back but ran into de Villiers at the end of the innings. His cheeky defiance began with a flyswat through midwicket and he innovated with the sweep shot and square cut to take Royal Challengers to a total they would have been satisfied with.

Having reduced Kings XI to 64 for 4 at the halfway stage, with David Hussey among those dismissed, Royal Challengers would have been confident of victory. But the other David was still at the crease and it is his name Royal Challengers will remember after tonight.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    I had an instinct that David Miller could perform something, so I took him up in my Fantasy League, but he actually did. He showed the world his arrival with a brilliant knock. Any spectator, be it non-cricketing ones, would have easily got attached to this beautifully-sculptured 38-ball 101*

    He is one of the best striking awa compassionate players to look out for.

    Happy to have watched and wishing him many luck for the forth coming matches.

  • POSTED BY Blackholesun on | May 6, 2013, 22:24 GMT

    WOW !! An unbelievable knock, no words to describe this one. I would rate this knock ahead of Gayle's 30 ball hundred. The circumstance in which this came, makes it a very special one.

    Congratulations !! to Miller for keeping his head cool through out. Congratulations to Sathish as well as he too kept his head cool and did what was needed to be done.

  • POSTED BY Fan1969 on | May 6, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    Wow, what an innings! I was cheering for RCB and ended up switching ends and cheering for Miller by the end of it. Brilliant, superb and fearless.

    Just imagining Indian bowlers like Vinay, Irfan, Umesh and Ishant bowling length to AB De and DAVID (or Goliath!) MILLER against SA in ICC Champions Trophy. My guess from 35 overs till end Indian bowlers will leak 180 runs in 15 overs (Or more?).

    Salivating at the thought of it. Hopefully for India Mishra can get a few wickets before 35 overs. He is India's only hope as a wicket taker.

    That is for June, now champagne for Miller, "falling from the trees as he hits in the Vee".

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 6, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    Mama Mia - What an innings from Miller! He demolished RCB & made them look like school Kids. Century in 38 ball with a Six. Last 8 overs yielded 130 runs. RCB did well to reach 190 runs. Pujara playing his first T20 this year showed India & Dhoni that he can score at a good S/R. He scored 51 at S/R 106 opening the innings. Of Course Gayle cracked 61 at S/R of >150. But all S/R went out of the window when Miller & Satish arrived at the crease with Kings XI 61 for 4 in 9.5 overs. No one would have even dreamt what followed. Kohli would be cursing himself fro dropping Miller. That was game set & match. Miller time arrived in great fashion & rest is history.

  • POSTED BY Shivam.Sharma on | May 8, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    it was really an incredible knock by the ''KILLER MILLER''.the way he timed the bat sweetly from the middle of the bat was a joy to watch.this knock i think was the best knock in all IPL while chasing and even better than the whirlwind yusuf pathan knock of 100 from 37 balls while playing for rajasthan because he wasn't able to reach the finish line.the way miller literally murdered the ball would induce shivers down the spine of any bowling attack.being a punjab fan,i think we can sneak through and attack the marquee teams offguard.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Best of Miller's knock was his straight & clean hitting... no slogging, no switch hits, no cross bats... he stole the show from Gayle... for a while... His avg. is highest, (over 100) among the purple cap contenders....

  • POSTED BY MrSlickJerk on | May 7, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Really spectacular hitting by Miller. He has shown in past how well he can hit the ball. This time he played an unbelievable innings to keep his team in contention.

    But look at the bowling and fielding of RCB that day. Utterly disappointing. Three times they had chance to catch Miller. Twice they did not attempt to catch him. The last chance fell through Kohli's hands and hit him on the face. RP Singh's over that got Miller started was really poor bowling display. RCB really need to do something with their bowling.

  • POSTED BY SuperSharky on | May 7, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    Wow, this was a great match of 20/20 cricket. It is one of the best IPL and 20/20 games I've seen so far. Very spectacular! Gayle & AB played unbelievably brilliant. Pujara (although still a bit slow) also came to the party. And David Miller just showed us the patience and brutal attack he learned from his Legendary Natal Coach, Lance Klusener, from back home.

  • POSTED BY crocker on | May 7, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    These kind of batting displays keep cricket alive. Now its time to remove bowling restrictions. Let spectators see the best bowling for a longer duration. And keep pathetic commentators, who eulogise negative or cowardly batting, away from the mike. Coaches need to throw away their old manuals. Long live cricket, a batsmen's game as per rules, where good and courageous batting is always on display.

  • POSTED BY Highflyer_GP on | May 7, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Purjara cost RCB the game with his slow scoring, delaying the entry of AB.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    I had an instinct that David Miller could perform something, so I took him up in my Fantasy League, but he actually did. He showed the world his arrival with a brilliant knock. Any spectator, be it non-cricketing ones, would have easily got attached to this beautifully-sculptured 38-ball 101*

    He is one of the best striking awa compassionate players to look out for.

    Happy to have watched and wishing him many luck for the forth coming matches.

  • POSTED BY Blackholesun on | May 6, 2013, 22:24 GMT

    WOW !! An unbelievable knock, no words to describe this one. I would rate this knock ahead of Gayle's 30 ball hundred. The circumstance in which this came, makes it a very special one.

    Congratulations !! to Miller for keeping his head cool through out. Congratulations to Sathish as well as he too kept his head cool and did what was needed to be done.

  • POSTED BY Fan1969 on | May 6, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    Wow, what an innings! I was cheering for RCB and ended up switching ends and cheering for Miller by the end of it. Brilliant, superb and fearless.

    Just imagining Indian bowlers like Vinay, Irfan, Umesh and Ishant bowling length to AB De and DAVID (or Goliath!) MILLER against SA in ICC Champions Trophy. My guess from 35 overs till end Indian bowlers will leak 180 runs in 15 overs (Or more?).

    Salivating at the thought of it. Hopefully for India Mishra can get a few wickets before 35 overs. He is India's only hope as a wicket taker.

    That is for June, now champagne for Miller, "falling from the trees as he hits in the Vee".

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 6, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    Mama Mia - What an innings from Miller! He demolished RCB & made them look like school Kids. Century in 38 ball with a Six. Last 8 overs yielded 130 runs. RCB did well to reach 190 runs. Pujara playing his first T20 this year showed India & Dhoni that he can score at a good S/R. He scored 51 at S/R 106 opening the innings. Of Course Gayle cracked 61 at S/R of >150. But all S/R went out of the window when Miller & Satish arrived at the crease with Kings XI 61 for 4 in 9.5 overs. No one would have even dreamt what followed. Kohli would be cursing himself fro dropping Miller. That was game set & match. Miller time arrived in great fashion & rest is history.

  • POSTED BY Shivam.Sharma on | May 8, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    it was really an incredible knock by the ''KILLER MILLER''.the way he timed the bat sweetly from the middle of the bat was a joy to watch.this knock i think was the best knock in all IPL while chasing and even better than the whirlwind yusuf pathan knock of 100 from 37 balls while playing for rajasthan because he wasn't able to reach the finish line.the way miller literally murdered the ball would induce shivers down the spine of any bowling attack.being a punjab fan,i think we can sneak through and attack the marquee teams offguard.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Best of Miller's knock was his straight & clean hitting... no slogging, no switch hits, no cross bats... he stole the show from Gayle... for a while... His avg. is highest, (over 100) among the purple cap contenders....

  • POSTED BY MrSlickJerk on | May 7, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Really spectacular hitting by Miller. He has shown in past how well he can hit the ball. This time he played an unbelievable innings to keep his team in contention.

    But look at the bowling and fielding of RCB that day. Utterly disappointing. Three times they had chance to catch Miller. Twice they did not attempt to catch him. The last chance fell through Kohli's hands and hit him on the face. RP Singh's over that got Miller started was really poor bowling display. RCB really need to do something with their bowling.

  • POSTED BY SuperSharky on | May 7, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    Wow, this was a great match of 20/20 cricket. It is one of the best IPL and 20/20 games I've seen so far. Very spectacular! Gayle & AB played unbelievably brilliant. Pujara (although still a bit slow) also came to the party. And David Miller just showed us the patience and brutal attack he learned from his Legendary Natal Coach, Lance Klusener, from back home.

  • POSTED BY crocker on | May 7, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    These kind of batting displays keep cricket alive. Now its time to remove bowling restrictions. Let spectators see the best bowling for a longer duration. And keep pathetic commentators, who eulogise negative or cowardly batting, away from the mike. Coaches need to throw away their old manuals. Long live cricket, a batsmen's game as per rules, where good and courageous batting is always on display.

  • POSTED BY Highflyer_GP on | May 7, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Purjara cost RCB the game with his slow scoring, delaying the entry of AB.

  • POSTED BY SAPL on | May 7, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    RCB should go with correct combination.. They should bring in agharwal for opening... An Virat captionship is not as expected he should finish off RP Shing in middle overs. keep vinay and rampul for last 5 overs....

  • POSTED BY VinodGupte on | May 7, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    RCB can never be champions with this bowling attack. look at the names. does anyone inspire confidence? v kumar. rp singh. rampaul. karthik. m muralitharan. all these players barring rampual are past their sell-by date. RCB must invest in bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Thyagu5432 on | May 7, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    This is that stage of the tournament when it is time for the underdogs to spoil the party of the upperdogs. Last year, DC blew RCB out of the tournament (but it also helped CSK to be blown into the playoffs). KXIP, PWI and DD will have their hands full spoiling several more such parties. Game on or rather tournament on!

  • POSTED BY Vivekaks on | May 7, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    RCB finding themselves in familiar territory?? RCB batting and scoring most runs time and agan and their bowler not able to defend it..happens season after season... Bangalore has crumbled often while defending big totals... The picture depicting kohli getting whacked on his faces sums it up for me.. calls for shutting your mouth and start playin cricket without bothering abt wat the crowd says or does... Kohli was left scratchin his head...kohli was clueless...and if thats wat our future skipper is goin to look like...sorry to say..BCCI is investing in the wrong person...he is the best batsman we have right now, but not a good leader on the match...Gayle and ABD must be riling as ot how often wud they keep scoring buckets of runs and then the bowlers letting everything go... RCB needs bowlers Each team has at least one class bowler DD-Morkel,Yadav SRH-Steyn,Mishra CSK- Nannes, Ashwin MI-Malinga,Johnson KKR-Narine PWI-Bhuvi RR-Faulkner

  • POSTED BY Qa_ankit on | May 7, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    Just wanted to add few things here.. @ SherjilIslam: I think you are right. This loss might cause them a lot. Because already 5 teams are at same point but with one less match played. So i think due to this loss RR and Mumbai are ahead of RCB. Though if both RR and Mum lose today, thats a diff ball game all together. but if they both win, then it will become difficult for RCB to get on 2nd position again which gives team two chances to come back from a lose in Play Offs.

  • POSTED BY siri12345 on | May 7, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    to those people who are still telling this innings is below gayle 175 a big lol at them.are u guys serious?scoring meaningless runs in 1st innings and that too against hapless pune bowlers on the flattest pitch of ipl dont even come second close to this gem.99 runs required from 45 balls and that too with 4 wickets down,gayle cant even acheive this in his dream.true champion david miller.cricinfo plz publish.

  • POSTED BY SherjilIslam on | May 7, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    I am getting a gut feeling that the drop by Kohli could just prove to a very crucial moment of this years IPL same like the drop of Steve Waugh by Gibbs in 1999 WC super six match. Nevertheless a breathtaking innings by Miller.I was calmly eating my dinner at that time and watching the match, the moment miller starter blasting, i stopped eating, and for half an hour or so simply forgot what i was doing.One of the finest i have ever witnessed and of-course better than Gayle's knock.

  • POSTED BY Tal_Botvinnik on | May 7, 2013, 8:06 GMT

    Someone give captaincy to ABdV (permanent member of the side) , He is the captain of SA and a humble man. Kohli is an arrogant character who melts under pressure.When your bowler is hit for some runs the captain should not come and scold the bowler instead he should be calm with him and what Kohli does is blast him with filth.

  • POSTED BY Mambahunter on | May 7, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    What a frightening sight it would be in a 50 over game if David Miller walks to the crease with 10-15 overs to go and AB de Villiers is there with 60*?

  • POSTED BY DilbertZA on | May 7, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    What a superb innings - just super. The best part for me was how cool he stayed under pressure. Sa imited overs side could look like this: Du Plessis, Amla, Kallis, Miller, De Villiers, De Kock, Duminy, Peterson, Philander, Steyn, Morris. On the bench: Morkel, Tahir. Come on selectors, the potential for a nice team is there! It would have been great if Alfonso Thomas could play, too.

  • POSTED BY indi_army on | May 7, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    The most refreshing, most eye-relieving for me was to see C.Gayle getting hit like any club bowler. That was someee sight.

    Gangnammm Styleee !!!

  • POSTED BY Lovetesh on | May 7, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Like Dinda it's time RCB drop RP Singh. Drop Henriques, play Muralitharan. Their bowling is rubbish except Rampaul and Murali Kartik to some extent.

  • POSTED BY Qa_ankit on | May 7, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    David Miller. You know what, i chose him in my Fan league since 1st day. But u know what, i choose him as my Power Player just at the last moment. Changed my mind from Gayle to Miller. But what an innings. Best of all yet. The reason why this is best is (even i will rate above Gayle maniac 175) because of simple three reasons. 1.) Chasing the target, and that of 191. 2.) Lost 4 on 60 odds. 3.) Hitting 99 in last 5 with pressure on. Incredible. Hats off for him. Since the child hood, i don't know why but i like to see fours or sixes in V direction. Even i hit them in direction. But to do with that ease and consistency is fantastic. RIP RCB for that loss. Virat will be kicking himself for that catch. But still long way to go. But really want more of D.Miller.

  • POSTED BY Humdingers on | May 7, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Funnily enough no one seems to have noticed Pujara who is supposed to be injured and hence not in the Champions Trophy comp.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    What an Innings by Miller an absolute thriller..........................Herez an example of whats waiting for us in the upcomming tour of SA.............Steyn will be joined by Morkel, Philander & Tsotsobe...............AB's there, DU Plesis & Duminy back from Injury....Kaliis as always in full flow.........Amla..>What to say of him ........in absolute foam.......................David Miller has shown his tallent......................Its complete hurdle foor team India

  • POSTED BY sweetspot on | May 7, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    Miller time, Killer time. The innings came under pressure, but I think KXIP have not put any pressure on the young man. He is playing quite freely, unlike RCB, who cannot handle pressure, because it comes from two directions - from the opposition and from their captain!

    Nice to see Kohli yelling advice to Vinay Kumar mid over, and immediately fluffing the catch, next ball. What more does Vinay Kumar have to do, beyond inducing a high catch? By the way, what more does Gayle have to do? Wicket keeping and umpiring as well? AB was superb in this game too, but some part of him will be glad to see Miller blow it all away.

    @Jay Mahabir - People think Miller is from Durban, because he said during the CSK match that he is used to the humidity as it is like Durban. Thanks for letting us know.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | May 7, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    This was a perfect wicket for someone like Miller. Hope he performs this well for RSA in the upcoming champions trophy.... Amla, Smith, du Plessis, AB, Duminy, Miller and Peterson& McLaren for support cast ... Looks a top side doesnt it ?

  • POSTED BY KallisTheGreatest on | May 7, 2013, 5:59 GMT

    Agree with Narabavi. Pujara should learn from Dravid, how to switch from one format to another. You can't waste half of your team's innings for 50 odds runs specially in these type of wicket.

  • POSTED BY n.anthony on | May 7, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Simply outstanding, Always knew this guy is the one to look out for ant opposition as he is a fluent player.Hope he will find a spot in SA team. Hats off to you.You proved your class and ability. Keep it going.Without a doubt a a rising star in world cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 5:57 GMT

    Oh!!! My god!!! Its Miller time. I knew straight away after that 80 of 40 odd balls,a match winning knock from David Miller that he is a talent to watch out for in this IPL and he certainly proved that right. Good God What a knock!!!! Who would have thought a KXIP win after 10 overs,130 runs in 8 overs!!!! Miller really made a mockery of that 190 of RCB. This to is the best innings that IPL has ever seen better than Gayle's 175 and Brendon's 158,better than any knock considering the circumstances on which it came Bravooo!!!!! Miller you are a serious talent to watch out for. Can't imagine India playing against SA now with Indian bowlers gifting length to him. Who knows we might even see a 25 ball hundred if that happens !!!

  • POSTED BY realfan on | May 7, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    @indirockz you might have made gayle captain of your team, remember captain gets double points.....

  • POSTED BY Ben2014 on | May 7, 2013, 5:50 GMT

    Oh, my, oh,my.... midway through the innings, the required run rate was about 14 per over and they end up with 2 overs to spare?! My wish was that Miller will do it because he is capable of doing it but never thought he will actually do it. This hitting was just out of the world. I was blown away while watching this insane hitting. Hats off to you Miller. You are the most popular player of the week.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    What a knock it was from Miller! 7sixes & 8Fours in an auspicious score of 101 contributing 74 out of it to win. A score normally impossible in an IPL Match despite the loss of 4 wickets (Including those of David Hussey& Mandeepsingh) for a paltry 64/4 wickets in 10 overs.And Miller remained Not out. Earlier Gayle,Poojara& deVilliers had pores a healthy score of 190.Gayle & Poojarahad got 50+ also. Not only shocking & stunning for RCB but a wake-up call too for them. Punjab could surely hopefully wait for the IPL crown next season. The other day CSK Also had a Shock treatment from Mumbai Indians in which Bowlers had dominated. At this rate& trend prevailing,the final result seems to be unpredictable. Of course,Cricket is a Glorious Game of Uncertainty! MSN

  • POSTED BY realfan on | May 7, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    @Narabavi yeah i agree but you should take back the words you said about pujara playing to gain ODI spot.... it hurts for me, its like saying DRAVID playing IPL to make comeback for INDIAN TEST TEAM.......

  • POSTED BY indirockz on | May 7, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    Anybody else also thinks that they miscalculate the points in Fantasy cricket? I mean how come Chris Gayle scored more points today than David Miller? In my account they only put 172 points for Miller while 186 points for Gayle? Anyone ....?

  • POSTED BY MadrasCity on | May 7, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    This year champions trophy Winners may be West Indies or South africa .South africa has tough Bowling and batting power to out play all the teams. I wish and pray the only man who can take us near the victory with his strategy , aggression with cool mind- MS Dhoni - to get his form of life time. Being a CSK fan , I wish Dhoni and team to have a excellent IPL session this year so that he can carry his form to the Champions Trophy- after all IPL is for entertainment But National sport is out nations pride. I enjoy IPL and love to support my home town and cheer. But in no way i will let my passion and pride for Indian cricket diminish. Go india Go - Dhoni and all our indian players like raina , virat dhawan , rahane , sharma , dinesh karthik and bowlers like ashwin , yadav , vinay all should come to form and out-perform the rest of the team. I cheer for CSK but always support all indian players performing in IPL. Wish all of them to come to there best form soon.

  • POSTED BY Narabavi on | May 7, 2013, 5:22 GMT

    @ 28041991: You may be correct. But at the end his run a ball fifty was the difference between two teams.He can definitely do better than this.He should learn from Dravid, how to switch your gears according to the situation.

  • POSTED BY KallisTheGreatest on | May 7, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    @28041991 :- You missed Jayasuriya mate.Introducer of the modern day power hitting.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    Miller ...Miller.. Mliller..U beauty.i don hav any words to praise u because am not getting any words,because of ur killer and monsterous Innnings..David Miller A Future of Cricket..

  • POSTED BY hotcric01 on | May 7, 2013, 5:09 GMT

    Congratulations Miller!First time I saw Miller's big hitting ability in Hong kong Sixers 2012.He played an amazing knock there in the final which south africa won.He is a natural big hitter who can hit over the rope without much effort.If he can continue his rhythm in champions trophy,SA has a huge chance to lift the trophy.SA should not keep too much faith on ordinary batsmen like Ingram and Behardien.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 7, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    Kohli shoudl stop dreaming of becoming captain of India. What was that? He was literally yelling at Ravi Rampaul and Vinay Kumar, and RP was about to get it from Kohli. Even mediocre Murli Kartik was yelling on Rampaul for not attempting for catch. Kohli needs to improve his behavior or else he will end up becoming yet another SreeSanth .Here is a clue, Look what happened to Gambhir.

  • POSTED BY realfan on | May 7, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    @Soso_killer my bad... i dint remember... thanks for letting me know....

  • POSTED BY realfan on | May 7, 2013, 5:01 GMT

    @Narabavi give him some break.... he is back from injury and he got 50+ in the very first match after injury..... more over he was involved with good partnership with gayle.... you are expecting pujara to be like gayle??? sorry my friend but Pujara is pujara and gayle is gayle..... and he doesnt need any performance of this IPL level to gain spot in ODI , he deserves it more than anyone else....... he is touring to SA with INDIA A at the same time of champions trophy,thats why he was not picked.....

  • POSTED BY judeye on | May 7, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    Kohli has finally had his captaincy tested. He has had giants in his side who carried him to glory so far, but now, his true lack of leadership is showing. That's when we all know a true captain's mettle, when the pressure is on, and Kohli, inevitably, and predictably, failed the test last night.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    Oh goodness. I am an RCB fan, but now 'Killer Miller' is stuck in my head. What an unbelievable innings that was. But the puzzling thing is, why is RP Singh still in the team? He should have been dropped after the CSK game, but for some unknown reason, they stuck by him, and he's repaying the faith by starting the run fest everytime. He isn't serious about his cricket, as Mr. Gavaskar mentioned in the newspaper. Unless he's replaced, there is no way RCB can be considered a force in the IPL.

  • POSTED BY Suchith007 on | May 7, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    "If it's in the V, it's in the tree and if it it's in the arc, it's out of the park," Superb quote, and hats off to Miller............. It was like the rcb fans left after the 10 overs of punjab's batting and i along with my friend was feeling like we will watch for 4-5 overs more and then switch off.... by 16 th over all the rcb fans where back.... South Africa is going to be the team to watch for this years champions trophy

  • POSTED BY Narabavi on | May 7, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    @ 28041991: You may be correct. But at the end his run a ball fifty was the difference between two teams.He can defenetely do better than this.He should learn from Dravid, how to switch your gears according to the situation.

  • POSTED BY sivadubai on | May 7, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    @Kashi0127 Good Analysis. But would you change loyalty just because RCB lost one match? Yes, Kohli is disliked by many for his arrogance and being another Gauti. But, when a player like Miller goes on a rampage, you would sit and admire rather than losing heart. By the way, CSK was beaten blue the other day, it was just one off. The day probably belonged to Mitchell Johnson and you just enjoy it. But, doesnt mean that CSK are the worst team. Same is the case here. RCB is a good team to beat, but you are right the team revolves around few consistent contributors aka Gayle, AB. Virat is not the right choice as Captain. Having dropped a sitter, he should look at his face in the mirror and hail abuses at himself. Fitting it would be

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    Great Innings, one of a kind. Under presure the innings was worth it's weight in Gold. Player to watch out, SA's team balance will be hard to beat, even Morkel's will find it difficult to be part of playing 11. Good head ache to have for the SA selectors!!!

  • POSTED BY Klorophyll on | May 7, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    For RCB, It's time to feel how the opponent team feels during Gayle storm #Miller's KILLER innings

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    What an incredible innings from miller.better than 175. from 64 for 4 to 191 for 5.RCB s bowling was mediocre.need to pull up thier socks to qualify for the play offs.

  • POSTED BY realfan on | May 7, 2013, 4:33 GMT

    @Narabavi give him some break.... he is back from injury and he got 50+ in the very first match after injury..... more over he was involved with good partnership with gayle.... you are expecting pujara to be like gayle??? sorry my friend but Pujara is pujara and gayle is gayle..... and he doesnt need any performance of this IPL level to gain spot in ODI , he deserves it more than anyone else....... he is touring to SA with INDIA A at the same time of champions trophy,thats why he was not picked.....

  • POSTED BY Soso_killer on | May 7, 2013, 4:33 GMT

    @28041991 you left out Klusner

  • POSTED BY realfan on | May 7, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    why should all the left handers be this brutal??? first hayden, gilli, gayle, warner, raina, yuvraj and now miller...... just love thses brutalness of left handers....

  • POSTED BY Kashi0127 on | May 7, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    I am born and brought up in Bangalore- lived most of my 50+ years here. Always thought Vishwanath , Prasanna, Kirmani were perhaps the best batsman, bowler and WK there can be. Apart from their definite class some of it was due to passion for my home teams and that is what translated to my love for RCB. But NO MORE! There is a serious lack of leadership here, only individual performances have won them matches( (Gayle, De Villiers, Vinay Kumar and Rampaul). This match Punjab Vs RCB was an eye opener. Kohli buckled under pressure. Apart from dropped catch (which probably resulted in RCB losing), when Miller was going berserk, bowlers needed talking to. Miller hits mostly straight and no one attempted bouncers on him which with one ball per over could have slowed him down. You need captain with straight head for that. I Lost faith in RCB. I would now love to see RR, CSK, Punjab, Hyderabad in play offs.

  • POSTED BY Jangali_Maanab on | May 7, 2013, 4:09 GMT

    Ohh! What a game of cricket. Nobody would have though Miller would take his side home when he came to the crease. Well, thanks the fielder was Virat, the captain himself. Otherwise, we would have seen some furious reaction from Virat. Miller Time! Miller Time. Hope Miller repeats for the remaining matches.

  • POSTED BY Narabavi on | May 7, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    What a knock under huge pressure.Best t20 batting I've ever seen ! Pujara's slow batting made a huge difference at the end.This is t20 but he played only for his ODI spot.He should try to score quicker than that.

  • POSTED BY ODI_BestFormOfCricket on | May 7, 2013, 3:39 GMT

    no words to praise his innings. It's really impossible for anyone even gayle under pressure. The good thing is, he is doing consistently.

  • POSTED BY EverybodylovesSachin on | May 7, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    The best IPL innings ever. Better than anybody..175...whatever. Chasing down from 64/4 to 191..Miller the killer of any team in IPL..This guy has the best to offer to world cricket..

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 7, 2013, 2:58 GMT

    Turned off my TV when score was 64/4, woke up in the morning......Woah! What an innings that was? Will RCB ever win a match away from their flat track home?

  • POSTED BY solankibhavesh on | May 7, 2013, 2:49 GMT

    OHHH what inning it was awesome this is the T20 AND this the main chareteristics of this short format you cant predict what will going to happen. this the best inning i saw before.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 2:49 GMT

    unbelievable.............................king's. devid and company best of luck .

  • POSTED BY caught_knott_bowled_old on | May 7, 2013, 2:45 GMT

    Chris Gayle 1-0-22-0 . There is justice in this world!

  • POSTED BY kristee on | May 7, 2013, 2:31 GMT

    Actually Miller was looking too good in the previous matches as well. It was perhaps only a matter of time before he eventually did it for his side. One more example for a point I've been maintaining all along: best and biggest are distinct concepts.

  • POSTED BY on | May 7, 2013, 2:00 GMT

    ma fav kingsxI how ever they play I guess instead of nesser thy should hv had played mahmood atleastu could depend on hi sbowling if he doesn't bat but nesser was expensive today n MILLER U ARE BETTTER THAN GAYLE

  • POSTED BY hramesh on | May 7, 2013, 1:04 GMT

    indeed, i wondered what Mr Kohli may have done if another fielder had spilled the catch! His talent has been clouded by his aggressive confrontationist approach, which is a pity. The dravids and tendulkars have shown us clearly that quality can shine through without all those calisthenics. Hope Mr Kohli realizes the folly of his behaviour!

  • POSTED BY Diablo_SA on | May 7, 2013, 0:02 GMT

    Kohli is not emotionally mature to be the captain. You can see that in the way he petulantly scolds his team mates on the field. In my opinion, you have 2 international standard captains in Gayle and AB that would be much better choices. I am glad that his dropped catch has brought him back down to earth!

  • POSTED BY Sameer-hbk on | May 6, 2013, 23:41 GMT

    And in other news Virat kohli was seen having an absolute go at the... Mirror!

  • POSTED BY Cricket24 on | May 6, 2013, 23:31 GMT

    @Sriki79- It think it means that if the ball is meant to hit it in the V, hit it in the trees out of the park and if its in the arc outside the V, hit it out of the park.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    Miller my man... U were AWESOME.... I would rate this innings on top of gayles innings.

  • POSTED BY ccriccfan on | May 6, 2013, 22:06 GMT

    Indian bowlers are pathetic at best and Indian batsmen only could on placid dull pitches! Miller da man, unbelievable knock bud!

  • POSTED BY Albert_cambell on | May 6, 2013, 21:56 GMT

    What an innings from Miller. Not sure Why selectors keep on ignoring him. Anyways I am glad that he played this innings infront of our captain AB. Hopefully miller gets to play in the Champions Trophy. He is someone who handle pressure situations.My team for the Champions Trophy. 1. Smith 2. Amla 3. Du plesis 4. AB de villiers 5. Duminy 6. Miller 7.Mclaren 8. R. Peterson 9. Steyn 10. Morkel 11. Tsotsobe.

  • POSTED BY Sriki79 on | May 6, 2013, 21:41 GMT

    "If it's in the V, it's in the tree and it it's in the arc, it's out of the park,"

    What does this mean exactly? Can some body explain please?

  • POSTED BY ThyrSaadam on | May 6, 2013, 21:40 GMT

    RP is hyped, his economy rate is 8.00 an over, and Vinay Kumar also knows that he cant bowl under pressure. The first few games in this year's IPL were all flukes!

  • POSTED BY mzm149 on | May 6, 2013, 21:40 GMT

    Wow what an innings by Miller. It is once again proved that Indian bowlers are the worst in cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 21:20 GMT

    Miller - Respect!

    I hope Kings XI make it to the playoffs, won hearts today :)

  • POSTED BY swapnadrashta on | May 6, 2013, 21:16 GMT

    I wonder, what Kohli would do if any other player would have missed the catch. ;)

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | May 6, 2013, 21:14 GMT

    Sorry folks i just realized he is a part of SA team for Champions Trophy.Irfan,Ishant,Umesh,Vinay,Buvaneshwar,Ashwin and Mishra better start working on this guy during your upcoming matches else he is going to torment you all on June 6.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 21:12 GMT

    Absolutely chuffed. He hails from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa NOT Durban as some have said. David , you made yourcity and in particular Maritzburg College proud.

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | May 6, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    Got to say that this was the best T20 batting i have ever witnessed.I didn't turn off my television for the only reason that i had seen David Miller in a previous match and wanted to see him get some runs for Kings XI.But the last 5 overs just made my day.I witnessed an complete assault especially under pressure.Got to give it to the guy who was so clean in his shots.AB de Villers can now find some competition in South Africa batting lineup (middle order).Its sad that he isn't a part of SA squad to England(Champions Trophy). Way to go David "The Killer" Miller.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | May 6, 2013, 21:09 GMT

    Miller reminds us of 1990s when South Africa was a team of robots.

  • POSTED BY Tru_Cricket_Fan on | May 6, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    @Abhijith Jagirdar: Are you serious, if a team makes it to the play off it means they are deserving. I fail to see the argument here, you have to teams one which scored 190 and couldn't defend it and another which won it even though it was tough, which team is more deserving. One could make an argument that based on sportsmanship RCB doesn't deserve to be in the play offs. BTW I am from Chennai and a CSK supporter.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:57 GMT

    Why SA always prefer Farhan Badarudeen over David Miller?

  • POSTED BY AlbertPintoGussaHua on | May 6, 2013, 20:55 GMT

    RCB deserved to lose this one after their captain spilled the skier from Miller who took full advantage of the reprieve. After this demoralising loss, RCB is not likely to make the playoffs because their bowling is simply pedestrian at best. Mallya needs to find new bowlers and another bowling coach next year if they are serious about winning.

  • POSTED BY SurlyCynic on | May 6, 2013, 20:50 GMT

    It's always been difficult to get 100s in T20 matches, because even openers will only face about 60 balls if they bat through. So you have to go at a rapid pace.

    But Miller came in halfway through the innings and the game was over after 18 overs! Amazing!

  • POSTED BY Rhynomeister on | May 6, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    David Miller, shades of Lance Klusener AKA ''Zulu", what power hitting, very special because it was in the clutch!! Go you good Kwa Zulu Natal boys, you make us proud. Hopefully the Proteas might cotton onto the fact that this lightie can really play!

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:45 GMT

    When power meets class, we get a killer called David Miller... You must Admit it... This Killer has some special killing talent... I think he must be a professional Killer.. Waiting for his next knock...

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:34 GMT

    This inning of Miller is definitely a notch above Gayle's humdinger against the PWI as it came while chasing a monster total and that too after the team scorecard read 64/4 after 10 overs. Way to go MILLER the KILLER.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:27 GMT

    good,.batting.david.miller

  • POSTED BY sweet2hrme on | May 6, 2013, 20:26 GMT

    No Gyle, No Kholi & No Others! Its D Miller, a real find of this IPL... What a superb inning played by Miller. Truely said by Kholi " One of the best innings anyone has ever seen in the IPL". What a clean striker?? Tramendous hitting! Miller u beauty.. You may not have orange cap but you have played some breathtaking innings. I am not the only but whole world is now watching you. Miller you clearly deserved '10' Number on your t-shirt.

  • POSTED BY khs_shk2000 on | May 6, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    Why Pujara was not given out by third umpire, any idea?

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    Awesome innings by Miller which proves on ther day any team can beat any strong team. Now the ipl challenge is wide open. No team can be invincible if they are complacent. Both Dhoni and Virat should note this and they have to be careful. Really happy to see the outcome. Congratulations to Miller for making this possible. A grave lesson for Virat whose dropping the catch has made his team to lose the match.

  • POSTED BY SidsIPLTeam on | May 6, 2013, 20:22 GMT

    Did I hear that his father gave him that advice.. "'If it's in the V, in the tree; if it's in the arc, it's out of the park.'" ?? And boy didn't he follow it like the Bible! It was probably the best innings of all 6 IPLs, even better than Gayle's innings coz he was the lone warrior, battling from an impossible situation, & I can't believe he did it with a couple of overs to spare. From 64/4 in 9.5 overs to 194/4 in 18 overs, they only happen in dreams. Kings XI Punjab players and supporters were almost crying in happiness. Such was the innings. Took on everyone and spared no one. Left everyone in a daze. You've got to give it to him. The drop-catch should calm Kohli down a bit, he has no one but himself to blame - no team-mates, oppositions or crowds.. It is still improbable for Kings XI to make it and for RCB not to. But, Miller has lit up IPL 6. But for today, its "Wine from the trees & Beer for the park"..

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    The most undeserving win for an ordinary side pls KXIP dont make to playoffs if u make it it would be the most boring IPL so far IPL will lose its Sheen only CSK, MI,RCB, KKR deserve to be in playoffs if Not Rajasthan Royals others dont deserve sorrry...

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    David Miller......After Gilly another Lefty i started to admire...... i rate this century far better than what gayle got... coz this one was under pressure and a must win match.. Definitely the best match of this IPL.. Take a Bow Dave.....

    Gilly , M Hussey, Gayle, Raina,S marsh and now Miller.....Lefties rock....

  • POSTED BY TripleCenturian on | May 6, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    But bizarrely the English overseas eligibility rules mean Miller is two ODIs short of meeting the minimum level of competency to be able to play for Yorkshire.

    Instead, trundlers, has-beens and money seekers looking for a pension top up will be over here by the bucket load, as Yorkshire fans hope Miller can somehow play two more games for South Africa.

  • POSTED BY ProteaMan on | May 6, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    Well,well, well.................are we going to miss Kallis in the Champion Trophy? If Miller and AB can reproduce, I don't think so!

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    This has to be the most convincing of comebacks!

  • POSTED BY 2nd_Slip on | May 6, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    With the growing number of talented of SA born players making a name for themselves in the world cricket, I foresee a future where every international cricket team has a SA born and dread cricketer. Wonderful knock young man by far the best innings thus far this IPL. Miller is a one man team really without him Punjab is nothing.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:05 GMT

    WOW! that was some innings! I reckon it was better than Gayle's 175 because it was made after his side was 64 for 4.

  • POSTED BY viracs81 on | May 6, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    MILLERRRRRRR!!!! what a talent .. and what a cool & clean hitting. I dont know much abt his captaining skills (dont knw whether he has captained any domestic side in SA or not), but he looks so cool in pressure situations an have a good cricketing brain. May be he will be successful as Dhoni whose has same qualities. I really want to see this talent to play long for SA n lead the side (atleast t20 side) one day. He not only made himself rich with this innings (collecting all prizes on offer) he also made me earn good points in my fantasy teams. my rankings jumped almost 10k today. he was in my fantasy leagues both on cricinfo and IPLt20 and captain in both teams( the best move i have made till date) ... U made my day MILLER....

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:02 GMT

    If a man kills another man he is called killer. If a man kills 11 men he is called Miller!

  • POSTED BY RajanV on | May 6, 2013, 20:02 GMT

    Three unlikely Teams could make the playoff's. Rajasthan, Hyderabad and Punjab, what an event that would be...

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    Wow, where u have been MILLER, I have witnessed Galye`s Demolishing innings and Devilier`s 360 Digree innings but never seen this type of Monster innings. Im sure those bowlers wont sleep 2day... Great batting... Your just a killer...Kudoos

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | May 6, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    When Punjab needed 19 of 18 and match was nearly decided I suddenly had the idea of calling David as Miller The Killer. Then I felt kind of sheepish when I saw people calling that on TV and here.

    But honestly, what happened there? I started watching it when Punjab were like 75/4 and Miller was on something like 12-14. Then pretty soon he was on 41 and then Kohli dropped that catch and the next I remember is when the commentator said he was on 82-83. I don't think a F1 car can go faster than that. Was it a wormhole or was I too drunk or was Miller on Stanozolol (just kidding).

    One of the most beautiful sights in cricket is to see an off spinner bowling the batsman through the gate or the fast bowler hitting the timber to send the wicket cartwheeling. These are tiny transient events. On a slightly longer time frame, I guess a T20 hundred while chasing a 180-190-200 score has to be the best sight. Nothing comes close to it.

    Well played David Miller - The Killer.

  • POSTED BY rote on | May 6, 2013, 19:54 GMT

    Tonight I will have Miller beer."Miller is Killer".

  • POSTED BY pavan4882 on | May 6, 2013, 19:52 GMT

    just felt RCB were little complacent after punjab lost 4 for 64. after seeing david miller in last two innings against chennai and mumbai where he has almost pulled off a miracle (which finally has been achieved by him today) , RCB shouldn't have taken him lightly. Agreed virat has dropped match for RCB, but bowling after that drop is also equally responsible for rcb loss. what a pathetic over from RP. he has done this again and again in IPL. in first few matches he picks up some wickets , gets into team in rest of matches and bowls some awful 25+ run overs in crucial situations. he has done this with Deccan charges (where he has made them loose matches of 200+ scores with his 25+ run overs). this year he has already done twice for rcb (chennai and this match). Apart from negatives of RCB, it should be agreed that its pure talent and clean hitting of miller which is one of highlight of this IPL and due credit must be given to him the way he pulled victory from unimaginable position.

  • POSTED BY skWeb on | May 6, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    Brutal hitting. I love IPL just for these kind of knock. David Miller as cool as a cucumber. Who knows Kings XI could be the dark horse picking up steam at the right time and may be going all the way?! Isn't an irony that Gayle was at the receiving end giving away 22 runs..

  • POSTED BY trilok007 on | May 6, 2013, 19:50 GMT

    Congrats to Miller for a great innings. RCB has to take a closer look at Kohli's captaincy. His handling of the bowlers was terrible in this game. The best bowler for the day for RCB was Murali Kartik. He did not bowl his quota. Kohli should have used Gayle and squeezed in a over or two when Hussey got out. The choice of R. P. Singh in the team is also questionable when Unadkat has bowled well.

  • POSTED BY AncientAstronaut on | May 6, 2013, 19:48 GMT

    No one would have imagined that there'd be an innings in the IPL that'd be better than Gayle's, but there you have it! The 100 may have come off 38 instead of 30 balls, but Miller got it under pressure! KXIP needed something like 13 an over when Miller arrived and they managed to win with two overs to spare! They made 99 off the last five overs they faced. That's insane! Take that, Chris Gayle!

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | May 6, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Wow Pujara is fit and in form. BCCI wake up and get rid of overrate VijayI and get Puajra in.

  • POSTED BY Abitha on | May 6, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Salutes to David Miller the DEMOLITION MAN. Whow Gayle will be proud of your Century.(because Miller reached the century from the only over bowled by him) Initially I thought Punjab might rue the decision of bowling first. If players like DM play an inning like this, a place in the Play off is not very faaaaaaaaaar.Enjoyed every bit of the match. Best of Luck Kings of Punjab Kashinath

  • POSTED BY moshec on | May 6, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    Miller has the highest strike rate for anyone who has scored over 100 runs this IPL. Not only that but he also has the highest average by far (117) with 1 hundred & 3 fifties - and he has only played 7 matches. Where would KXIP have been in the standings had he been played from the start? Bottom line is we have a new kid on the block & at age 23 has all the time to become a super-star not only in IPL but internationals as well. This could finally be the missing link SA need to win a world cup & lead cricket in the one day arena as well as in tests!! All hail killer miller

  • POSTED BY vam_aru on | May 6, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    As pointed out by Gavaskar, Indians are not good in taking high catches with their hands up and just before the eyes, May be kohli should have tried the catch with traditional way. which is just Paved a way for MILLER Time... !!!

  • POSTED BY Nmiduna on | May 6, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    They are no.1 test team alright.With amla, AB, Miller, steyn, morkel, smith, du plessis and co..wow is there any reason SA should not win the champion trophy? and every other big tournament they are in??..here's hope from a Sri Lankan that their fortunes will change, surely it's a crime to see the most talented team on paper crashing out early in a big tournament, may be not this time...

  • POSTED BY TSJ07 on | May 6, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    wow....what an innings by Miller!! Unfortunately he has been asked to sit on benches most of IPL 12 and again initial matches of this year IPL. Aussies still think they are the best players but shift has taken place with shift to SA/Eng and partially WI from Aussie/India/Pak/SL. KXIP just make sure that you do not buy many Aussies. Well done Punjab do make yous fans like me proud by winning next at least 4 from 5 more matches. We are with you.

  • POSTED BY Provost on | May 6, 2013, 19:35 GMT

    "Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory..." RCB has done this multiple times this year... this gives confidence to the other teams who play RCB as they let the game pass by as if they have nothing to do with......

  • POSTED BY biggyd on | May 6, 2013, 19:35 GMT

    pujara & kohli lost it it for rcb tonight. almost 70 balls at run a ball. not good enough any more. how many times has ab not had chance to play proper innings?? go somewhere where you are needed ab, like RR or pune! (midseries market??) : )

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | May 6, 2013, 19:35 GMT

    Oh my word !!! It was brutal hitting.Congratulations Miller you played second best innings of the IPL history behing gayle's 175 (Though this was more under pressure and in a chasing and as well as a alone fight but 175 was far more greater achievement .You can not imagine one player got 175 in a t20.It got how many years to reach 200 in ODI .It was kinda a unique performance to me.)But Miller you were awesome brother.Under tremendous pressure n a must win game you showed your character .WOW it was a stunning character mate :) .Kohli Victim of the last years 28 run over to the CSK ending 206 being chased down and costing all important 2 points which failed them to qualify for play offs is also this years Victim.:) He won the match for Kings 11.Gave away all important 2 points from no where.Will this cost another catastrophe as in the previous year ???? Will It be ?? Kohli you have done it before...PUnjab now can move up and f8 for top 4.Points table still alive .Hope KKR win tmrw .

  • POSTED BY Realsoul on | May 6, 2013, 19:35 GMT

    best innings of the IPL, And bowlers like V Kumar have been picked to play in the 50 over comp here in Uk. I m sorry to say that batsman like dhanwan and pujura who play well on the dust bowls will get found out in South Africa and England. India s team has no experience in it either

  • POSTED BY coldcoffee123 on | May 6, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Miller's innings has left Tendulkar's desert storm and Virat's SriLanka chase in Australia, way behind. I am amazed by Miller's lack of emotion as he spoke to Ian Bishop, almost as if he thinks this was no big deal and was just another backyard game. Miller is the find of the tournament.

  • POSTED BY chetan129 on | May 6, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Miller was such a treat to watch. His power and clean hitting are extraordinary. The way he was hitting staright was brutal. Wish I made him captain in my fantasy team, but instead had Chris Gayle. Other teams look out for KXIP, this IPL is getting very interested, still not sure which team will make it to the playoffs.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    ...Gayle just found himself in a parallel universe...and those who are against pujara's inclusion should understand that neither you can have a team of 11gayle nor you always play in dead tracks like of Chinnaswamy Stadium...its a disrespect to his effort if you blame a 45 ball 50 for not defending 190...he played a very well placed knock and if he is fit then its a big mistake not to include him in champions trophy team...he is the best batsman India have right now and that is also by a huge margin...

  • POSTED BY vam_aru on | May 6, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    Wow.. out of the world, MILLER time, Now evey team would want him for Next Season.... Hats off MILLER, and you are Giant KILLER.

  • POSTED BY siri12345 on | May 6, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    finally at the end of the day it was pujara,s innings that cost the match for rcb.when total of 380 runs were scored in 38overs @10 runs per over in the day one guy scored just 51 runs playing nearly 8 overs at run a ball.and people are praising pujara here just becoz he scored a 50.imagine wat would have been rcb score had devilliers played 48 balls?250?cricinfo plz publish

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | May 6, 2013, 19:22 GMT

    Wow !!!! "Miller-Killer "... That was just insane. We can now say that RCB got MILLERED!! From now on, every time I hear "Its Miler time" on TV (beer add), I will always remember David Miller. This guy is 1000 times better than over rated players like Watson who only picks on mediocre bowlers n tries to look himself like a world beater. He didn't pick on easy bowlers. He just hammered 'em all. Way to go bud..Way to go indeed !!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    Miller is truly the BACKBONE of Mohali.......Just look at How many times he has done this role in this year IPL.....If kings 11 makes it to the play offs, he will have to continue contributing like that.........

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 19:19 GMT

    congratz KXIP wht a innings from miller

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 6, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    What a brutal knock by David Miller! Surreal! Pinch pinch...ouch!!! Take a bow!

  • POSTED BY Khanya on | May 6, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    Wow wow! David Miller you beauty! I've never ever in my life clapped for a batsman who's got a 100 in one-day / T20 (Never watched the Herschelle Gibbs spectacle live). Today was my first time! Miller has been in great form this IPL, and today was no exception.

    South Africa are taking this Champions Trophy alright!!!

  • POSTED BY NareshPodi on | May 6, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    It was Pujara who slowed down the run rate and RP Singh should be given 'Man of the Match" because he entertained the crowd with his smile.. Otherwise 'Vinay Kumar'.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | May 6, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    Question, why if when every batsman is out now they check for front foot no ball why do they also not then check and overrule when umpire gives front foot no ball that isn't resulting in a 3 hit ? Surely they should overule that seems like everything is against the bowlers now days . . .

  • POSTED BY ddr3 on | May 6, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    lol KOHLI has thrown the match away..gayle's gonna win the match with the bowl too now? really? hahaha

  • POSTED BY ddr3 on | May 6, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    This innings by Miller is the best innings of this year's ipl better than gayle's..coz he is trying to take his team home all alone by himself and he has nearly done it..amazing innings anyway.

  • POSTED BY Stone89 on | May 6, 2013, 18:12 GMT

    Pujara played very well and he also proved that he is not only test or odi player. Best of luck brother

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | May 6, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Ravi Rampaul was a really good buy for RCB, he has shown what a great bowler he is both opening and under pressure finishing plus that super over ! Whilst you don't hear much talk of him in International scene against more popular stars like Steyn and Anderson he still shows his skills and experience put him head and shoulders above most the local Indian bowlers and even the overseas aside from Steyn Malinga and Johnson. Today he has again got the vital wicket, that of Shaun Marsh as I speak at 2 overs 1 Wkt for only 7 runs !

  • POSTED BY Sendhil.Kumaran on | May 6, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    @Kashi0127 Years ago, everyone had similar comments about another player. Today when Gods & Superstars have been benched by thier respective teams, he is still heading out and pounding bowlers at his will. Pujara is from the same block as Dravid. By now, you must have sensed it, a worth while half century and a perfect compliment to Gayle.

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    ^ Dude....i hope u got ur answer!! 51 runs,,,8 awesome fours!!

  • POSTED BY Kashi0127 on | May 6, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    Not sure why Pujara was picked. He is not a limited over material nor can he adopt quickly. He is a year match ,material. He is going to slow down RCB

  • POSTED BY Kashi0127 on | May 6, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    Not sure why Pujara was picked. He is not a limited over material nor can he adopt quickly. He is a year match ,material. He is going to slow down RCB

  • POSTED BY on | May 6, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    ^ Dude....i hope u got ur answer!! 51 runs,,,8 awesome fours!!

  • POSTED BY Sendhil.Kumaran on | May 6, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    @Kashi0127 Years ago, everyone had similar comments about another player. Today when Gods & Superstars have been benched by thier respective teams, he is still heading out and pounding bowlers at his will. Pujara is from the same block as Dravid. By now, you must have sensed it, a worth while half century and a perfect compliment to Gayle.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | May 6, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Ravi Rampaul was a really good buy for RCB, he has shown what a great bowler he is both opening and under pressure finishing plus that super over ! Whilst you don't hear much talk of him in International scene against more popular stars like Steyn and Anderson he still shows his skills and experience put him head and shoulders above most the local Indian bowlers and even the overseas aside from Steyn Malinga and Johnson. Today he has again got the vital wicket, that of Shaun Marsh as I speak at 2 overs 1 Wkt for only 7 runs !

  • POSTED BY Stone89 on | May 6, 2013, 18:12 GMT

    Pujara played very well and he also proved that he is not only test or odi player. Best of luck brother

  • POSTED BY ddr3 on | May 6, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    This innings by Miller is the best innings of this year's ipl better than gayle's..coz he is trying to take his team home all alone by himself and he has nearly done it..amazing innings anyway.

  • POSTED BY ddr3 on | May 6, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    lol KOHLI has thrown the match away..gayle's gonna win the match with the bowl too now? really? hahaha

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | May 6, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    Question, why if when every batsman is out now they check for front foot no ball why do they also not then check and overrule when umpire gives front foot no ball that isn't resulting in a 3 hit ? Surely they should overule that seems like everything is against the bowlers now days . . .

  • POSTED BY NareshPodi on | May 6, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    It was Pujara who slowed down the run rate and RP Singh should be given 'Man of the Match" because he entertained the crowd with his smile.. Otherwise 'Vinay Kumar'.

  • POSTED BY Khanya on | May 6, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    Wow wow! David Miller you beauty! I've never ever in my life clapped for a batsman who's got a 100 in one-day / T20 (Never watched the Herschelle Gibbs spectacle live). Today was my first time! Miller has been in great form this IPL, and today was no exception.

    South Africa are taking this Champions Trophy alright!!!