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J.P. Duminy encouraged me during match-winning stand: David Miller

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Hamilton, Feb 15: South Africa's match-winner against Zimbabwe during Sunday's pool game in the World Cup, left-handed batsman David Miller Sunday said he and J.P. Duminy continued to encourage each other as their team was in a spot of bother at 83/4.

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The duo posted a partnership of 256 runs and both remained unbeaten till the end of the innings.

File photo of JP Duminy

"We just kept encouraging each other along the way and we knew how important this partnership was to the team," said Miller at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Asked how it felt like getting time to construct an innings and then get a hundred, the south-paw said: "Can take a lot of positives in how I constructed this innings, especially when rotating the strike with the spinners on."

He further added that his first hundred against the West Indies was "memorable" but this one too was special to him.

"The first hundred will always be memorable, but this one was really nice as well. I just needed to construct a partnership with someone, and JP (Duminy) was the man today. The pitch was a bit slow initially, but it definitely eased up towards the end," concluded the 25-year-old.


Story first published: Sunday, February 15, 2015, 15:54 [IST]
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