This Day that year: Rohit Sharma and David Miller stole the show in IPL

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The Indian Premier League is the best platform for various players of the country to showcase their talent to the world. On this day, Rohit Sharma and David Miller produced magical performances for respective franchises.

It was an amazing performance by these two players who were superb to lead and created an impact that will be remembered forever.

Rohit Sharma hattrick

On This Day: Rohit Sharma became youngest bowler to take a hat ...

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Rohit Sharma produced a magical hattrick in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League on 6th May 2009 at the Super Sports Park, Centurion. He became the youngest bowler to pick up a hattrick in IPL.

In this match, Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and decided to bat first. Rohit Sharma 38, T Suman 20, and Venugopal quickfire 28 off 17 balls helped Deccan Chargers post 145 for 6. Rohit Sharma took wickets of Abishek Nayar, Harbhajan Singh in the 16th over.  Coming in the 18th over, the off-spinner got JP Duminy to register a memorable hattrick. He finished with figures of 4 for 6 in 2 overs and joined in with the list of players to get a hattrick in IPL.

For his all-round performance, he was awarded the man of the match. He played a key role in helping Deccan Chargers win the IPL 2009 edition.

Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in IPL history by winning 4 titles which shows his captaincy abilities.

David Miller sensational century

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David Miller produced one of the best knocks in IPL history. He scored 101* off 38 balls for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore played at PCA Stadium, Mohali on 6th May 2013. This knock remains the third-fastest century in IPL history to date.

Chasing a massive target of 191 runs to win, David Miller came to the crease with Kings XI Punjab struggling at 51 for 3. The left-handed batsman took a few balls before taking the attack to RCB bowlers. It was an amazing knock by Miller who smashed 26 runs off RP Singh over which changed the momentum of the innings. He reached his fifty off 24 balls.

After reaching his fifty, Miller upped the ante more with amazing stroke play which stunned RCB bowlers. There was no stopping during that innings and smacked six off Chris Gayle to reach his century off 38 balls. His knock helped Kings XI Punjab register a stunning 6 wickets win.

For his sensational knock, David Miller was awarded the man of the match. David Miller made his IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab in 2012. Since then he has featured for the same franchise.

He has played 79 matches with 1850 runs which include 1 century and 9 half-centuries. His best score in IPL is so far 101*.  Miller was retained by the Kings XI Punjab franchise for 2019 edition. He made 213 runs from 10 matches with the best score of 59*.

 

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