The player in the Hobart-based Hobart series, David Miller, admitted that the Aussie balls gave Proteus little intimidation with his brave move.
"They were scared of us, but we received recognition from our fans who were fantastic throughout the series," Miller said after the match.
"It's always a great feeling to contribute, and when you win, it's brighter. We were in a bit of trouble so nice to hit some time (in the middle)." We wanted to extend the partnership as much as we could. It's good to be great, "he said. Miller, announced his highest ODI score (139 with 108 balls, 13 four, four six) in the record partnership with his captain Faf du Plessis.
"I thought we played our best cricket game," added Du Plessis, who scored 114 goals with 125 balls (15 fours, 2 sixths).
"We challenged ourselves to put on the performance. (It was) a high-pressure game. From the point of view of (i) the viewpoint of death-bowling we were great. It's really good that we could test against two teams and the way we are The answer was great to see.
"We and Dave needed somehow to get the result together. We talked about trying to reach 240, but with Deine's power we managed to go. We will remember this place gently," Du Plessis added.
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