David Miller hits three straight sixes in the final over to propel GT to the IPL 2022 final. Miller smashed Prasidh Krishna for three straight sixes with 16 needed off the final over to send Gujarat Titans into the final.
David Miller once again excelled as a finisher, assisting Gujarat Titans to a 1-0 victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. His unbeaten 68 off 38 balls helped GT win by seven wickets and become the first team to reach the final. Miller hit three fours and five sixes in his inning. Three of those five sixes came in the 20th over off RR pacer Prasidh Krishna. Miller hit three consecutive sixes to send his team home with 16 runs needed off the last six balls.
Miller scored 58 points in the last 24 balls of his innings after scoring only 10 in the first 14 balls.
Watch: Miller three sixes propelled GT into the final.
On a two-paced track, the Royals rode Jos Buttler’s 56-ball-89 to post 188 for six in 20 overs. Which appeared to be a winning total given the pressure of the occasion.
Pandya (40* off 27 balls) and Miller (68 off 38 balls) combined for 101 runs in 10 overs to seal the deal with three balls to spare.
For a team that many predicted would finish last due to some out-of-the-box selections. It turned out to be the most consistent and will now play the final in front of its home crowd. At the Narendra Modi Stadium, with over 100,000 people cheering them on.
There isn’t enough praise for new ‘Captain Cool’ Pandya. Who always appeared in command even when things didn’t seem to be going his team’s way.
Pandya, one of the cleanest hitters, took the game deep with some well-placed boundaries, allowing Miller to take his time before unleashing five massive sixes — three off Prasidh Krishna’s final over, when the bowler completely lost his nerve.