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Watch: Kavya Maran’s Joyful Moment As Sunrisers’ SA20 Franchise Clinches Consecutive Titles

After topping the group stage, the Sunrisers delivered a clinical performance in the final.Sunrisers Eastern Cape won back-to-back SA20 titles with an impressive 89-run victory against Durban's Super Giants at Newlands on Saturday evening.

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Sunrisers Eastern Cape won back-to-back SA20 crowns with an emphatic 89-run win against Durban’s Super Giants at Newlands on Saturday evening. After winning the group stage, the Sunrisers put up a clinical performance in the final. The Sunrisers bowling unit was as efficient as it has been throughout the season, with Marco Jansen leading the way with 5/30, while Dan Worrall (2/15) and Ottniel Baartman (2/17) helped secure the victory.

Half-centuries from Tom Abell (55 in 34 balls, eight fours and two sixes) and Tristan Stubbs (56* in 30 balls, four boundaries and three sixes), as well as contributions from Jordan Hermann and captain Aiden Markram (42 each), helped the Sunrisers post a formidable 204/3 in 20 overs.

Partnerships were crucial in the Sunrisers’ innings with Hermann and Abell setting up the winning total with a 90-run stand for the second wicket after the early loss of Dawid Malan.

Durban’s Super Giants skipper, Keshav Maharaj, responded with a double-wicket over, dismissing both set hitters, Hermann and Abell.

But the Sunrisers demonstrated that they had much more in store, with Markram and Stubbs constructing the innings before bursting near the conclusion with 98 runs off 55 balls.

The Sunrisers’ bowling team has been their strongest this season, and their seamers performed admirably on the night.

Dan Worrall (2/15) set the tone early on by dismissing Quinton de Kock (3), before Marco Jansen delivered two hammer punches in the fourth over, removing Jon-Jon Smuts (1) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (0) to leave the Super Giants reeling at 7/3.

Wiaan Mulder tried a comeback with a quickfire 38 in 22 balls, including three fours and two sixes, but Ottniel Baartman (2/17) provided the moment of the match.

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He had earlier eliminated Matthew Breetzke for a lethargic 18 in 27 balls, but it was his in-swinger that enveloped the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen on the pads’ first ball that brought the game to an end.

DSG was on the ropes at 63/5, leaving the door open for Jansen (5/30) to charge through and finish off the Super Giants’ tail, completing the back-to-back victories. DSG was bowled out for only 115 runs in 17 overs.

It was a memorable occasion for Jansen, who smashed the six last season, won the first SA20 title, and grabbed the final wicket again this year.

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