The fiery South African batter David Miller went on to reveal that Quinton de Kock had all praises for his stunning unbeaten knock of 106 not out and then apologized for not turning up as India managed to defend the score of 237 in the second T20I to get an unassailable 2-0 series lead in Guwahati. Miller further said that Quinton struggled upfront but he managed to bat through and gave South Africa a chance.
Notably, Quinton De Kock struggled before scoring his half-century while Miller was back with runs and scored a brilliant century off just 44 deliveries, but it wasn’t just enough as India sealed a 16-run win in the high-scoring T20I in Guwahati.
While talking to the broadcasters after the match, David Miller said, “Quinton obviously struggled upfront but he managed to bat through and give us a chance. He is a capable batter of hitting fours and sixes, so it was just about getting in. As you saw, we were just 16 runs short. He (De Kock) walked up to me (after the game) and said ‘Well played, I’m sorry’.”
H further explained, “It was a great wicket, and India put us under pressure from the start. We had to go from ball one and the freedom allowed us to express ourselves. It is raining out here and has been a bit wet (humidity). Was just taking as much water as possible.”
After being asked to bat first, India managed to score a huge total of 237 runs for the loss of just three wickets thanks to the top four’s good batting performance.
They then came back to restrict the South African team to a total of 221 runs for three wickets within the allotted 20 overs. For the visitors, De Kock (69 not out) and Miller (106 not out) scored the majority of the runs. India clinched their first-ever series victory over South Africa in the T20I format at home.