Sunrisers Eastern Cape owner Kavya Maran expressed delight with the team defending their title in the second edition of the SA20 league. Kavya Maran’s celebration after Sunrisers Eastern Cape beat the Durban Super Giants (DSG) in the summit clash went viral on social media.

The Aiden Markram-led side clinched an 89-run victory over the Durban Supergiants at The Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday, February 10. This victory marks their second consecutive win in the SA20, having defeated the Pretoria Capitals in the inaugural final in 2023.

Have Been Dominating This Whole Season – Kavya Maran

Sunrisers team owner Kavya Maran was visibly jubilant at the SA20 2024 final, celebrating her team’s consecutive championship victory. In a viral video, Maran praised the team’s outstanding performance with both bat and ball throughout the season.

It’s a second cup. Back-to-back, two in a row. So glad, so happy. Best performance by the team with the bat and the ball. They have been dominating this whole season, and to finally get this through-I mean, it’s unbelievable to be winning it (title) back-to-back. So happy for the guys; everyone put up a great show. Very strong team that we played today, but happy to have the win at the end of the day,” Maran said.

Kavya Maran, daughter of Sun Network owner Kalanithi Maran, co-owns Sunrisers franchises. She passionately supports her team and was first seen on television during the 2018 IPL season, cheering for SRH against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Beat Durban Supergiants In A One-Sided Encounter

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, Sunrisers Eastern Cape suffered an early setback with the dismissal of Dawid Malan in the second over. However, Jordan Hermann and Tom Abell built a solid partnership, providing a strong foundation for the team in the final match.

Tristan Stubbs (56*) scored a rapid fifty, while skipper Aiden Markram (42*) contributed a crucial cameo, guiding the team past the 200-run milestone in the first innings. Durban Super Giants captain Keshav Maharaj secured two wickets for 33 runs in his four-over spell.

The Keshav Maharaj-led side experienced a collapse during the powerplay while chasing. They lost three wickets for just seven runs in 3.4 overs. DSG wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock was dismissed for only three runs off seven balls by Daniel Worrall in the third over.

Ottneil Baartman dismissed the in-form Heinrich Klaasen for a golden duck in the 11th over of the Durban Super Giants’ innings. Wiaan Mulder top-scored with 38 runs off 22 deliveries. Despite his efforts, Durban Super Giants were bundled out for just 115 runs in 17 overs.

Aiden Markram’s team earned just one point from their first two matches. However, they lost only one more game to finish atop the league stage. The Sunrisers continued their winning streak with a dominant performance in the first Qualifier and secured a finals berth.

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