After piling up a total of 190, Royal Challengers Bangalore thought that they had a safe score on the board until a storm named David Miller hit them. KXIP won the toss and put RCB into bat. Gayle got into his stride immediately while Cheteswar Pujara marked his return to the IPL with a half century.
KXIP looked out of the game as they lost their openers cheaply. Their hopes were further dented after the departure of David Hussey but David Miller had some other ideas."Catches win matches" - the age old cricketing cliche became a nightmare for Virat Kohli as the Royal Challengers captain grassed a simple chance. When Kohli dropped Miller, he had no idea what awaited his team next as Miller capitalized on that lifeline and played the innings of his life.
Not many players can knock off Chris Gayle from the headlines in a T20 game. That's exactly what David Miller did. Not only did he score an unbeaten hundred, he too complete control of the proceeding and took it upon himself to see his team home. He scored 27 runs off the first 18 balls he faced and then smashed 74 runs off the next 20. On his way to his first T20 hundred, David Miller showcased one of the best displays of power and timing by hitting 7 sixes and 8 fours. Experienced bowlers like RP Singh, Vinay Kumar and Ravi Rampaul had no answer to the onslaught from this left handed South African.
A 38- ball hundred has now given KXIP a chance to make a dash for the play offs and even if they don't make it, this rare innings from David Miller has definitely created its own place in the T20 folklore and was definitely the game changing moment in an absolute thriller!
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