Sunrisers Eastern Cape delivered an outstanding performance in the SA20 2024 summit clash against Durban’s Super Giants. The final showdown took place at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday, February 10, where Sunrisers, led by Aiden Markram, displayed exceptional prowess to secure another SA20 title. Despite facing numerous obstacles, both teams persevered to reach the final, each driven to exhibit their utmost performance and secure victory on a pivotal day.
Ultimately, Sunrisers Eastern Cape emerged triumphant over the formidable Durban’s Super Giants by a margin of 89 runs. This victory marks Sunrisers Eastern Cape's second consecutive title win. Following the victory, Kavya Maran, the franchise's CEO, couldn't contain her excitement and was thrilled as Sunrisers secured the title for the second consecutive time. Maran expressed her delight and showered the team with high praise for their exceptional performance.
“Second cup, back-to-back, two in a row, so glad and happy, I mean the best performance by the team with the bat and the ball, and I think we have been dominating this whole season and to finally get this through the end of the year, unbelievable to be winning it back-to-back, so happy for the guys and everyone has been putting in a great show and a very strong team that we played against today but happy to get the win at the end of the day,” Kavya Maran said after winning the trophy for the second time.
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The competition is tough: Aiden Markram
Following the victory, Sunrisers' Eastern Cape skipper Aiden Markram stepped up to share his sentiments. It is noteworthy that the star South Africa batter also remained unbeaten, scoring 42 runs off 26 deliveries, contributing significantly to his team's impressive total and ultimately guiding them to another title triumph.
"It's a great feeling; to be in the final was a proud moment, and to rock up here and play that game of cricket was a testament to where we're going as a team. The competition is tough, in every game you have to be at your best, nice to have some momentum and carry that through, but today was a fresh start and luckily we put together a good performance. The bowlers were the shining light and the batters got us over the line. Incredibly proud of this group,” Markram said after winning the match.