Miller, Duminy save SA

David Miller and JP Duminy rescued the Proteas from a potential slip up against Zimbabwe.

FILE: The Proteas. Picture: Cricket South Africa via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - David Miller and JP Duminy rescued the Proteas from a potential slip up against Zimbabwe on Sunday when the two teams opened up the 2015 World Cup campaign.

South Africa were sent in to bat by their African compatriots, a decision that quickly paid dividends as they removed Quinton De Kock (7), Amla (11), Du Plessis (24), De Villiers (25) with just 84 runs on the board.

Then Miller and Duminy took control. They started conservatively, rotating the strike and working in ones and twos. A 50 run partnership became a 100 run partnership. The longer the pair stayed there, the more confident and comfortable they became, eventually increasing the run rate dramatically with some huge blows all over the ground.

Miller in particular, was in devastating form, hitting Solomon Mire for 30 runs in the 48th over.

The Dolphins man eventually finished unbeaten on 138 while Duminy himself record a ODI ton, finishing 115 not out as South Africa posted a very impressive 339/4.