Kolkata. The first qualifier match of IPL 2022 was played between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals. In this match, Gujarat defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets and entered the final. David Miller played a special role in taking Hardik Pandya’s team to the final. Miller, who came to bat at number five, made a century partnership with captain Hardik. He played an innings of 68 runs in this important match. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 188 for 6 wickets. Gujarat completed the target of 189 runs with 3 balls to spare. Miller put the match in Gujarat’s bag by hitting 3 consecutive sixes on 3 balls of the last over. David Miller, who ridiculed the Rajasthan bowlers in the match, later said sorry to his former team.
Actually, before joining the team of Gujarat Titans, David Miller was part of the team of Rajasthan Royals. He was associated with this team in the year 2020. Prior to this, Miller had played for Punjab Kings for many years. In the year 2020, when he joined the team of Rajasthan Royals for the first time, he got a chance to play only one match. In which he could not score any run. After this the team did not lose faith in him. In IPL 2021, he played 9 matches for Rajasthan and scored 189 runs. After this, the Royals released him before the 2022 IPL auction.
David Miller scored 68 in the qualifier match (PIC-Screengrab)
David Miller remained unsold on the first day of IPL 2022 auction. No franchise bets on him. On the second day of the auction, Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans showed interest in buying David Miller. But later Gujarat won. Gujarat Titans bought David Miller for Rs 3 crore. After joining the Gujarat team, Miller appeared in a different color. In the qualifier match against Rajasthan Royals, he played an important role in taking the team to the final by playing a brilliant innings. In this match he scored 68 runs in 38 balls. During this, Miller hit 3 fours and 5 sixes.
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Miller dominated IPL 2022
David Miller has performed brilliantly in IPL 2022. He has played 15 matches so far in the 15th season in which he scored 449 runs. He has also scored 2 fifties in IPL 2022. His highest score this season is 94 not out. He is the second highest run-scorer for Gujarat. He has lived up to the trust that Gujarat Titans had reposed in David Miller in the IPL auction.
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May 25, 2022, 08:20 IST