A livewire in the field, David Miller took a stunning catch to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan in the second T20I match at Mohali on Wednesday that left the departing batsman in appreciation and India captain Virat Kohli in awe.
Stationed at at long-on, as India chased South Africa's 149/5, Dhawan low-heaved a Tabraiz Shamsi delivery smacking it towards the boundary only for the Protean to intercept it with an outstretched right arm as he flung himself to pluck the ball out from its trajectory one-handed.
"It was an unbelievable catch and you have to smile," conceded Dhawan. "I really appreciated Miller's effort. I hit it hard, it wasn't a lofted shot and it was a tremendous catch."
While Dhawan smiled, skipper Kohli at the other end was left wide-eyed and open-mouthed with the efforts. Miller's fielding, though, has always been sharp, also evident earlier in the year when he was named Man of the Match for taking four catches and effecting two run outs in a T20I match against Pakistan.
This match will definitely be remembered for David Miller's stunner #INDvSA— Amol Karhadkar (@karhacter) September 18, 2019
South Africa lost Wednesday's match by seven wickets and an over to spare. Earlier, Miller had stepped in the 13th over when his side batted and scored 18 runs in 15 balls with a six before exiting in the 19th over. His catch to dismiss Dhawan was his 50th in T20Is.
Incidentally, the venue - Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium - is the home turf of Kings XI Punjab, for whom Miller plays in the Indian Premier League.