David Miller brought up a 115-ball century, Australia vs South Africa, Men's ODI World Cup, 2nd semi-final, Kolkata, November 16, 2023

Wasim Akram, expressing his thoughts on A Sports, emphasized Miller's evolution into a complete batter capable of excelling in all formats, including Test cricket. 

The cricket legend highlighted Miller's confidence on a challenging pitch and commended his gritty performance in the semi-final.

"Mostly David Miller was known for his power-hitting in the lower order. But after today's game, I think he can play Test cricket easily. He has got his confidence going on a difficult pitch. When he went out South Africa were 4 down for very few runs. Killer Miller came and grinded it out in the semi-final," Wasim Akram said on A Sports.

Not seen many innings like that: Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq joined the chorus of praise for Miller, noting that the innings showcased incredible dominance over the Australian bowlers in a high-pressure game. 

The former Pakistan captain marveled at Miller's ability to drag the match back, lauding the impactful partnership with Klaasen that injected hope into South Africa's innings.

"I have not seen many innings like that. He dragged the match back and dominated the Australian bowlers and got South Africa to a reasonable total is incredible. Klaasen and Miller's partnership gave them hope," said former Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq.

David Miller soaks in his century celebration

While Miller's heroic century provided a silver lining, South Africa, once again, fell short of reaching the ODI World Cup final. 

Despite the setback, the Proteas had a spirited campaign in the tournament, securing victories in 7 out of their 9 league stage matches. The semi-final, however, proved to be a challenging hurdle for them.