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Twitter Reactions: Smuts, Pooran’s explosive batting help Durban’s Super Giants seal victory over Sunrisers Eastern Cape

Nicholas Pooran. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

Game 5 of the ongoing SA20 2024 featured a clash between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Durban’s Super Giants. Both sides faced off at St. George’s Park in Gqeberha on Saturday, January 13.

The clash began with Durban’s Super Giants batting first after winning the toss. The visitors swiftly gained momentum with Quinton de Kock (23 off 16 balls) and Matthew Breetzke (43 off 29 balls). However, the real onslaught began when Jon Jon Smuts, who was traded from Sunrisers Eastern Cape to DSG in the off-season, and Nicholas Pooran took centre stage.

Smuts smashed 75 off 38 balls with four fours and seven sixes, while Pooran showcased his class with a breathtaking 60 not out off 31 balls, including five fours and four sixes. Their performances powered DSG to 225/3. For Eastern Cape, Daniel Worrall was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets to his name.

The Sunrisers mounted a spirited run chase that kept the St. George’s Park and the Orange Army entertained until the final over, but the target ultimately proved too much. Tom Abell scored 65 off 36 balls, and Tristan Stubbs added 55 off 26 balls, both striking half-centuries that pushed the Sunrisers to 190/9. DSG closed out their second consecutive victory of the SA20 2024 by 35 runs. For DSG, Richard Gleeson, Dwaine Pretorius, and Smuts all took two wickets each. Smuts was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance.

Here are the best tweets from Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban Super Giants:

Sunrisers bowling is basically Jansen & Oh God pls save us ! #SA20 #DSGvSEC #Betway

— Abhijith S (@Abhi_mania) January 13, 2024

Nicky P against the #OrangeArmy – a short story 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vkx3Wx9b2G

— Durban’s Super Giants (@DurbansSG) January 13, 2024

Watching DSG’s batting-🙂🙂
Realising that their next match is against JSK-🥲😭💀
Even Pooran got into the track now.#SA20 #SECvDSG

— Cricker (@Cricker917) January 13, 2024

SEC took Harmer which meant Markram’s overs went to him who did a terrible job.

Markram himself would have bowled a lot better, used his brain to bowl smart and got a wicket too🤦‍♂️#SA20 #SECvDSG

— 🔁 (@Tutterdotcom) January 13, 2024

The fielding quality in #SA20 is upto the mark we have seen three catches video clip today and add, this brilliant save also in it. It seems like a AB deviliers catch in IPL…#Betway #SA20 #WelcomeToIncredible #SECvDSG #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/1U0NInSDpx pic.twitter.com/Wrh8MT4D9r

— Simple man (@ArbazAh87590755) January 13, 2024

NickyP storm at the SA20 🥵🔥🌩️

60*(31) including 5 fours and 4 sixes#NicholasPooran #SA20 #DSG #LSG pic.twitter.com/sua6EfSTJI

— Jyotirmay Das (@dasjy0tirmay) January 13, 2024

imagine both these two playing in the same team in IPL as well 🥵🔥#SA20 #NicholasPooran #Klaasen pic.twitter.com/8Nr70riTnn

— Jyotirmay Das (@dasjy0tirmay) January 13, 2024

Another match another extraordinary effort in the fielding.

Stop it guys we are not ready take any more extraordinary stuff today #SA20 #DSGvSEC pic.twitter.com/KfVJz2kk5t

— . (@96off6) January 13, 2024

@DurbansSG Durban’s Super Giants looks such invincible side.
They’ve worked on all the loopholes from last year and has arrived with such humongous team!@sanjivgoenka is a genius when it comes to selecting coaches and other support staff!@SA20_League #SA20 #DSGvSEC pic.twitter.com/ZCo6NLc9VX

— Aman Mishra (@tickmeblue) January 13, 2024

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