Cricket - Miller blasts third quickest IPL century as Kings XI down Challengers

David Miller starred with the bat after Kings XI Punjab chased down 190 to beat the Royal Challengers by six wickets, the South African sensationally bringing up his century and the victory with a six.

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David Miller of Kings XI Punjab (AFP)

Miller’s century included eight fours and seven sixes, the final maximum coming off only his 38th ball faced as his side won with two overs to spare.

The Kings XI won the toss and put the Royal Challengers into bat but it looked to have backfired as danger man Chris Gayle smashed a quickfire 61 from 33 balls with his opening partner Cheseshwar Pujara supporting him with 51 from 48. But when Manpreet Gony removed both openers, the Challengers innings stuttered somewhat although it still looked a decent total.

And when the Kings XI lost their first four wickets with just 68 on the board, the Challengers looked in the box seat. But Miller turned the match on its head, thumping the ball to all parts of the stadium for the third fastest century in IPL history.

Victory means the Kings XI stay sixth behind the Sunrisers whilst Gayle’s Royal Challengers are still well set in second despite the loss.

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