South African top-order batters struggled badly whilst their bowlers have been additionally now not at their absolute best on Sunday as India took an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection with a 16-run win in the second one recreation right here.
The loss will harm them little, mentioned Miller, announcing Australia had additionally struggled badly in 2021 however sooner or later they was the arena champions. Australia had entered the World Cup after 5 back-to-back collection defeats within the structure.
“There’re a lot of stories in the past with one being Australia not doing too well before the World Cup, and then they end up winning the World Cup. So I don’t think it’s too much to worry about,” Miller advised journalists on the post-match interplay right here.
“We’ve built up a really good squad over the last year and a half. We get on really well with each other. We’ve linked in nicely, great partnerships. We’ve won a lot of series last year.
“To have misplaced the collection this night used to be clearly very disappointing, however previously now we have truly competed smartly and no less than we will be able to stroll away with our heads held prime, however it’s nonetheless disappointing shedding the collection.”
The Temba Bavuma-led side was set a stiff target of 238 but the skipper departed without bothering the scorer for the second successive time. Rilee Rossouw also scored a duck.
However Miller produced a counter-attacking knock of 106 not out from 47 balls and was well-supported by Quinton de Kock’s 48-ball 69 not out to make a match of it.
“We did not bat smartly the former recreation. We did not get started this recreation too smartly however we controlled to get a truly excellent partnership and placed on a aggressive recreation on the finish of it,” he said.
Miller, though, chose not to be very “harsh” on his bowlers.
“There have been over 400 runs within the recreation, I do not wish to be too harsh at the bowlers, however I believe that there used to be just a little little bit of loss of execution from time to time.
“But they were really good in the previous game — extremely good. A few areas that we can work on still leading up to the World Cup, so we still have time.”
Miller had a unique point out for the packed Barsapara Stadium.
“It is tough coming here as an opposition to play in Indian conditions with the crowd behind India the way they are. They are very loud. You can use that to your advantage as well. Just enjoy the atmosphere. You don’t get this kind of atmosphere anywhere in the world.”
The event witnessed interruptions two times — first when a snake entered the sector after which one of the vital floodlights went off all through the South African innings.
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But Miller mentioned it gave them a welcome spoil.
“You know, that’s out of our control, and it kind of just gave us a bit of time to just process what actually happened in the power play — the first couple of overs. It gave us a little bit of time to chat about it and think about the way forward.
“And then, there used to be the problem with the snake as smartly. So, I imply, there used to be so much happening lately.”