Miller's maiden T20I fifty takes SA to victory

South Africa 158 for 7 (Miller 53*, du Plessis 40, Coulter-Nile 3-29) beat Australia 157 for 9 (Finch 40, Tahir 3-21) by three wickets
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Imran Tahir continued his impressive form with three wickets © Gallo Images

David Miller struck his first international fifty since February last year and his career-best T20I score to guide South Africa to the highest successful chase at Kingsmead and a lead in the three-match series against Australia. Miller’s return to form came at an opportune time – South Africa were 95 for 6 in their reply and needed a lower-order surge to ensure their efforts with the ball were not wasted.

On a dry, cracked pitch, they pulled Australia back in an innings that was destined for over 200. Imran Tahir led the strangle to pull Australia back from 69 for 1 in the PowerPlay. South Africa took 6 for 45 between the sixth and 16th over and not even Mitchell Marsh’s cameo at the end gave Australia enough to defend.

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Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent

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