SA20 | Twitter reacts as defending champs Sunrisers dominate final to deliver double with brutal Super Giants thumping
Aiden Markram played a pivotal knock before Marco Jansen scalped a five-for to ensure a dominant win in the SA20 final|
Sunrisers Eastern Cape blitzed their way to a second SA20 title on the trot by humiliating Durban's Super Giants in a one-sided clash at Newlands. Rapid knocks from Tom Abell, Tristan Stubbs, and Aiden Markram set the stage for DSG to embarrassingly crumble in the face of a mammoth target of 205.
Brief score: SEC 204/3 (20) [Stubbs 56*(30), Abell 55(34); Maharaj 4-0-33-2] beat DSG 115 (17) [Mulder 38(22), Pretorius 28(17); Jansen 4-0-30-5] by 89 runs
Durban got off to a cagey start in response, managing just six runs in the first two overs, before Daniel Worrall cleaned up Quinton de Kock with a pinpoint yorker and would've made it two in two were it not for Marco Jansen's spilled catch at slip. However, the tall left-armer made up for his sin by scalping Jon-Jon Smuts himself with his first ball of the match in the ensuing over and he did double his tally three balls later with Bhanuka Rajapaksa's wicket. Wiaan Mulder and Matthew Breetzke attempted to stage a recovery thereafter from a score of 7/3, adding 21 runs more in the powerplay but the required run rate had already shot to nearly 13 by that stage. Mulder tried to up the ante with a few big blows, even as his partner took 25 balls to strike a boundary, and eventually succumbed to Jansen plucking a blinder out of the night sky exactly at the 10-over mark. Breetzke followed suit on the ensuing delivery and Heinrich Klaasen registered a golden duck in the same over to practically seal the door shut on DSG's hopes. Dwaine Pretorius provided some entertainment for the sake of it before Jansen read the Super Giants their final rites to secure a fiver for himself and the SA20 trophy for Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
SUNRISERS EASTERN CAPE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF SA20. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/57DJNakMGJ— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 10, 2024
Itan enjoyable game
Kavya Maran enjoying the SA20 Final. pic.twitter.com/0GzftAWVXU— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 10, 2024
A sure pick
SRH player Klaasen smashes everyone in SA20 but flops against Sunrisers.— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) February 10, 2024
Picture speaks a lot
Far more attractive
The SA20 has mainly had players from South Africa and England. The ILT20 has had a host of players from around the world. They even have Ambati Rayudu from India— Anand Sachar (@anandsachar29) February 10, 2024
Yet, the appeal of the SA20 has been far more attractive. The vibe, the colour, the package on the whole#SA20Final
Sunrises with their second SA20 title unless an unrealistic, miracle of a performance takes place. Repeat of Q1— Shrutika Gaekwad (@Shrustappen33) February 10, 2024
Done and dusted
Match is done and dusted long back ,— Balaji Iyengar (@imbalaji007) February 10, 2024
SEC are the winners of SA20 2024.
DSG kept loosing wickets in regular intervals and SEC just capitalised and has fully control of this match
One sided final
what a one sided match this sa20 final😭😭— ʌɐuɹ∀ (@TheDrArnav) February 10, 2024
Sunrisers were a class apart all season
deservedly the champs twice
Do or die