Player of the Match
Player of the Match
328dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Miller magic leaves RCB stunned

David Miller became the fourth centurion of this edition of the IPL as he single-handedly kept Kings XI Punjab in contention for a playoff place

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
DA Miller
101(38) 8x4 - 7x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 32 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 8 11 9 24 23 13 13
CH Gayle
CH Gayle
61(33) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 9 18 18 5 7

Best performances - Bowlers

M Kartik
O3
M0
R24
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MS Gony
O4
M0
R41
W2
Eco10.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05

Match days

6 May 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
18 | 22 Runs | KXIP: 194/4 | RR: 10.77

  • David Miller101 (38b)
  • Rajagopal Sathish27 (18b)
  • Chris Gayle1-0-22-0
  • Vinay Kumar4-0-48-1

Okay that's all people. Just as we started, let's finish it Danny M style. "Khush raho. Chadhdi kala-ch raho. Dhanvaad."

Quotes from the presentation
"One of the best innings anyone has ever seen in the IPL," says Virat Kohli. "But a few good efforts in the field could have changed it for us. 190 was a par total. We should have taken the chances in the field. One of those days. You concentrate hard when you go for catches, but sometimes they don't stick. Credit to David too. It was an incredible innings."

"Very pleased," says David Hussey. "What an innings. We bowled really well. And about an innings like that, what can you say? We never lose hope. We have been fighting till the bitter end. The total was a bit over-par, but when you have batters like David Miller and Sathish at the end, anything is possible. It seems unreal when you sit down and watch it. He is a Kings XI Punjab player for life."

"It was a big total to get," says David Miller, the Man of the Match. "Sathish and I decided to get in and then explode. Sathish is experienced. He did a great job in the end. 'If it's in the V, in the tree; if it's in the arc, it's out of the park.'"

The bit about V and tree is what David Miller's father used to tell him when he was a kid ** Okay. Back to where it began. They were 95 for 4 after 13 overs, and going nowhere. Miller, though, flicked a switch on in the 14th. Kohli did drop him when he was 41 off 22. After that, RP Singh came on to bowl, and showed why India don't think of him any more. Miller launched into every bowler after that. And they have won this with two overs to spare. Ninety-nine came off the last five

**

Phew. What crazy hitting. Helped by poor fielding, but Miller has left RCB shell-shocked. This chase was not going anywhere. And I mean anywhere. Hang on. Let's listen to Miller first: "It sort of came off for me tonight. I have been working very hard, and thanks to Jesus Christ for giving me the talent. I have been working hard on getting myself in and then explode from there. I got lucky with the catch, but I will take that. Just trying to see the ball and play accordingly."

Miller hasn't quite recovered form the high yet. He is a bit dazed still. We will hear more from him later

17.6
6
Gayle to Miller, SIX runs, that's a hundred. It was in Miller's arc. And it is out of the park. They are all swarming Miller. That's length, into the pads, and has been smashed over the sight screen for the match-winning six. That's Miller's Crossing of the line

Can Miller get a hundred? Finish it off with a six, Dave

17.5
1
Gayle to Sathish, 1 run, slow through the air, he has blocked it for one

Round the wicket

17.4
4
Gayle to Sathish, FOUR runs, Four more. What a turnaround. Tossed up outside off, slogged past midwicket. Miller's hundred going away?
17.3
4
Gayle to Sathish, FOUR runs, full toss. This could finish in this over. Driven over midwicket for four
17.2
0
Gayle to Sathish, no run, full and wide, beats his dab
17.1
6
Gayle to Sathish, SIX runs, tossed up outside off, Sathish says I will have some of the cake too. Lofted flat over long-on for six

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
13SE MarshMandeep Singh
12Mandeep SinghGurkeerat Singh
26DJ HusseyGurkeerat Singh
13DJ HusseyDA Miller
130R SathishDA Miller