Miller fires Dolphins into the finals

David Miller hit nine sixes and six fours to score 93 not out off just 37 balls.

The Dolphins' David Miller in action against the Titans. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - David Miller's blazing performance helped the Dolphins set a formidable target of 201 against Titans in their T20 Challenge semifinal at Kingsmead in Durban on Thursday night.

Miller hit nine sixes and six fours to score an amazing 93 not out off 37 balls.

"Personally I think it's one of my best marks in T20 cricket and it's quite emotional for everything to click in the semifinals. Hopefully there is still more to come for the finals. But it's nice to put in that match-winning performance for the team and fortunately it was my night tonight.

"I wasn't thinking six sixes in a row, but after that last four I thought to myself, I have just got to go, this is the over that has already gone for 16. We can try and really put them on the back foot."

Miller says given the team's performance, he is positive they can go all the way and win the final.

"I truly believe we can win the final on Sunday. Half their team isn't there because of the Test series. So they have had that momentum throughout the campaign but now it's back to basics for them. We certainly are the favourites, I believe."

Dolphins coach Lance Klusener says playing the semifinals is the hardest task of all in any tournament.

"It's a massive game but again, it's a once-off game. The semifinal for me is always the big game you need to get through because if you don't get through you won't get the opportunity in the final."

"For David to do that for us in a big game is something unbelievable and he also had some awesome innings. I have never seen innings like that before. In big games you need big guys to stand and be counted and David certainly did that."

Meanwhile, the Cape Cobras have a chance to add the domestic T20 trophy to their cabinet when they face the Dolphins in Sunday's final at Newlands.

Cobras captain Justin Ontong says they want to win this for the fans.

"The Cape Town faithful is massive and throughout the season they have been brilliant and they have been supporting us. We want to make sure we repay them with some silverware."