SA vs NEP | Twitter reacts to David Miller's unexpected return as umpire's call denies premature walk-off

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Fortune often weaves its subtle threads into the fabric of cricket, turning the tide in unexpected ways. South Africa’s Aiden Markram experienced such a twist of fate in the match against Nepal at St. Vincent as his premature return to the pavilion was ceased by an umpire’s call review.

‌South Africa struggled with the bat on a bowler-friendly track after losing the toss. The Asian side managed to dismiss Quinton de Kock during the powerplay, leaving the score at 22/1. Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram aimed to steady the ship, but Markram departed in the 12th over. The Proteas' woes persisted as Heinrich Klaasen failed to fire, leaving all eyes on David Miller. However, Miller found himself the beneficiary of some fortuitous luck involving an umpire's call.

On the fourth ball of the 14th over, Khushal Bhurtel delivered a perfect googly to Miller, very full on the leg and middle stump. Miller shuffled across and got down on one knee for the sweep, but the ball struck his pad. Bhurtel immediately appealed, but on-field umpire Joel Wilson was uninterested and ruled not out.

After a brief conversation, skipper Rohit Paudel opted for a DRS review. The ultra edge showed no bat involved, and the ball tracker indicated the ball was pitching in line and clipping the bails of the off-stump. Seeing the replay, Miller began his walk back to the pavilion. However, the TV umpire upheld the on-field umpire's original decision of not out . Realizing this after a moment, Miller returned to the crease, his luck turning in his favor, sending the Twitterverse into a frenzy.

How about that bounce?

Unreal DRS!

Looked like that!

No idea on it!

Hahaha! True...

Brilliant bowling!

Great work for sure!

No one would have expected that!

Crazy efforts!

Really impressed!

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