Ecstatic after powering Kings XI Punjab to an improbable IPL win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, young batsman David Miller said a “nice piece of willow” and a lot of luck carried him through to the best knock of his career so far.

The 23-year-old South African struck an unbeaten 38-ball 101 to guide KXIP home while chasing a mammoth target of 191 against the RCB on Monday.

“I just tried to enjoy myself and play the best cricket I can,” he told reporters after the match.

“The idea was to just get myself in, first 10-15 balls and just if it was there go for it. We needed 12 plus an over,” he said.

Miller did not forget to thank lady luck after recalling the dropped catch by RCB skipper Virat Kohli when the South African was on 41.

“I was seeing the ball nicely. I missed a few balls to start with, and was lucky to get a few boundaries with that and obviously getting dropped. So, ride the luck when it was there. I was feeling good though,” he said. — PTI

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