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Miller rescues South Africa on debut

The West Indies help the upper hand after restricting South Africa to a total of just 120-7 after the Proteaís batsman struggled on another disappointing batting track at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Having been put into bat by Chris Gayle; the South Africanís found batting on the same wicket as last nights Twenty20 international hard going.

Only David Miller offered any sort of resistantís top scoring with 33, Millerís innings came from 26 balls and included 2 sixes.

Using the uneven bounce to their advantage the West Indies controlled the game with Jerome Taylor the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets.

With last nights top scorer, Jacques Kallis rested the South African batting line up looked very week and it proved to be the case with the top order only contributed 59 runs on a slow wicket.

Openers Loots Bosman (0) and Graeme Smith (15) failed to get going as the Proteas innings never got out of first gear in another excitement free game in Antigua.

With wickets falling at regular intervals each new batsman could barley score at a run a ball as they each tried to get into rhythm on an unpredictable wicket.

AB deVilliers (19), JP Duminy (13) and Alviro Petersen (8) all departed cheaply with deVilliers the only batsman with a strike rate over 100 before the arrival of Miller.

The only highlight of the Proteas innings was the debut of 20 year old Miller who looked like the only batsman capable of attacking the West Indies bowlers as he shared a vital partnership of 57 with spinner Johan Botha (23).

The pairís partnership enabled the Proteas to record a competitive total which will give the West Indies a tricky run chase on a poor batting surface.

source - cricket20.com
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