Kavya Maran Ecstatic As Sunrisers’ SA20 Franchise Lifts Back-To-Back Titles. Watch

Feb 11, 2024

Sunrisers Eastern Cape claimed consecutive SA20 titles with an emphatic 89-run win over the Durban Supergiants at Newlands on Saturday evening. After topping the group stage, Sunrisers performed brilliantly in the finals. Sunrisers' bowling unit was as economical as they had been throughout the competition, with Marco Jensen starring with 5/30, although the win was set up by Dan Worrall (2/15) and Otniel Baartman (2/17). .

Half-centuries from Tom Abel (55 from 34 balls, eight fours and two sixes) and Tristan Stubbs (56* from 30 balls, four fours and three sixes), as well as contributions from Jordan Harman and captain Aiden Markram, who contributed 42 respectively. On runs, Sunrisers made a strong score of 204/3 in 20 overs.

Partnerships were important in Sunrisers' innings, after the early loss of Dawid Malan, Harman and Abel set up a winning total of 90 runs for the second wicket.

Durban Super Giants captain Keshav Maharaj counter-attacked by taking double wickets by dismissing both the set batsmen like Harman and Abel.

But Sunrisers showed they had plenty in reserve, with Markram and Stubbs rebuilding the innings before exploding towards the backend with 98 off 55 balls.

Sunrisers' bowling unit has been one of the most disciplined all season and their fast bowlers certainly rose to the occasion on the night.

Dan Worrall (2/15) once again heated up the atmosphere by dismissing Quinton de Kock (3) early, after which Marco Jensen gave two strong blows in the fourth over by dismissing John-John Smuts (1) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. . 0) To thrash Super Giants at 7/3.

Wiaan Mulder tried to recover by playing a quick inning of 38 runs in 22 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes, but then Otniel Bartman (2/17) brought the moment of the match.

He had already dismissed Matthew Bretzke for 18 off 27 balls, but it was his in-swinger that wrapped up the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen on the first ball of the pads that sealed the game as a contest.

DSG were at 63/5, leaving the door open for Jensen (5/30) to come forward and finish off the Super Giants' tail to complete back-to-back wins. DSG collapsed for just 115 runs in 17 overs.

It was a poignant moment for Jensen as he hit a six to win his first SA20 Championship last season and has now got the last wicket again this year.

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