Dolphins v Titans, Ram Slam T20, semi-final replay February 6, 2014

Miller salvo takes Dolphins into final

ESPNcricinfo staff

David Miller launched an astonishing assault on the Titans bowlers to power Dolphins into the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge with a 31-run win in Durban.

He was on 24 off 20 balls at one stage before exploding to ransack 69 off his next 17 deliveries to finish with 93 off 37. The highlight of his innings was the 18th over, when Miller hit Roelof van der Merwe for five sixes and a four to power Dolphins to 200 for 4 in 20 overs. He hit nine sixes in all.

Miller transformed the Dolphins innings, which had been foundering at 80 for 4 in 12.4 overs when Daryn Smit was dismissed.

Heino Kuhn led a spirited chase, hitting six sixes in his 76 off 39 balls, and Titans were 127 for 3 in 14 overs when he became the first of Mthokozisi Shezi's four wickets. Shezi then wrecked the chase by dismissing David Wiese, Albie Morkel and van der Merwe in the space of four balls in the 16th over. Robbie Frylinck's double strike in the 19th over gave him figures of 3 for 36 and Titans were dismissed for 169 in 19.2 overs.

Dolphins will now travel to Cape Town to face Cape Cobras in Sunday's final and both those teams will be part of the Champions League T20 later this year.

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