IPL 2022: David Miller explains Gujarat Titans' gameplan in the death vs Rajasthan Royals
- Gujarat Titans defeated the Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets on Tuesday
- David Miller smashed three consecutive sixes off Rajasthan Royals' Prasidh Krishna in the last over
- The South African scored 68 runs off 38 balls
David Miller smashed three consecutive sixes off Rajasthan Royals' Prasidh Krishna in the last over to take the Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 final. The South African scored 68 runs off 38 balls and Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 40 as GT chased a 189-run target with five balls to spare.
Miller and Pandya stitched a 101-run partnership in 60 balls to rescue GT from 85/3 after 9.3 overs. While the former hit three boundaries and five maximums, the latter smashed five fours.
Trent Boult and Obed McCoy were the only RR bowlers to get a wicket.
When asked what's changed for him, Miller, in the post-match ceremony said, "I think opportunity, firstly. I've been given a role, I felt extremely backed from the outset. My personal game - I'm enjoying my role, I've been playing for many years now. Understanding my game a lot better."
The Protea has scored 449 runs in 15 games this season at a whopping average of 64.14 and strike rate of 141.19.
"In high-pressure situations, you tend to go away from your gameplan but I feel like I'm trying to keep everything together close to the gameplan. There has been a lot of going wide to me on the off-side, so I decided actually for the first time to step across. Backed myself and went with it. The rest I tried to hit as hard as possible," he further continued.
Only earlier this season, Miller had admitted that he feels backed at Gujarat Titans.
"That's the joys of IPL - you play for different teams, get to meet different players. It was a new team so there are a few butterflies here and there. From the first win, everything sort of aligned. You have to control what you can, can't think too much ahead. Concentrate on your breathing, and if it's in your area, you have to capitalise. We've got a few days off. There's a bus trip back, we'll have a few drinks and celebrate," he signed off.