Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Ravindra Jadeja

100

Umesh Yadav

81

KL Rahul

80

R Ashwin

78

Ajinkya Rahane

73

Cheteshwar Pujara

63

Steven Smith

63

Pat Cummins

53

Matthew Wade

52

Nathan Lyon

49

Kuldeep Yadav

46

David Warner

35

Wriddhiman Saha

28

Glenn Maxwell

25

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

15

Peter Handscomb

12

Josh Hazlewood

10

M Vijay

9

Matt Renshaw

3

Karun Nair

2

Shaun Marsh

2

Steve O’Keefe

-2

Note: In a career context, all numbers are restricted between 0 and 5. However, in a match context, the numbers are not restricted. For simplicity, we are changing the scale here in the report and expressing every Match Impact number as a percentage. The maximum percentage (100) is assigned to the highest impact player of the match. All other players in the match are scaled relative to him. Negative Match Impact indicates that not only did the player not contribute in the match, but he also had an adverse effect on his team’s chances.​​

Scorecard

India beat Australia by eight wickets in Dharamsala on Tuesday (28 Mar) and clinched the four-Test series 2-1.

For his all-round effort, Ravindra Jadeja was the highest impact player of the fourth Test match.

Jadeja claimed four wickets in all (1 for 57 and 3 for 24) and was highly restrictive ( Economy Impact ) but it was his batting that proved crucial. The left-hander was under pressure ( Pressure Impact ) when he came out to bat as the home team had slipped from 216 for 4 to 221 for 6. He went on to score 63 and, with Wriddhiman Saha for company, added 96 runs for the seventh wicket ( Partnership-Building Impact ), ensuring India took a first innings lead.

KL Rahul (60 and 51) emerged as the highest impact batsman of the match.

In addition to absorbing pressure in the first innings (following the early dismissal of M Vijay), the 24-year old saw off the new ball ( New Ball Impact ) in both his innings, scored runs ( Runs Tally Impact ) and built partnerships.

Umesh Yadav’s opening burst in Australia’s second innings – he dismissed David Warner and Matt Renshaw – put the visiting team under pressure ( Pressure-Building Impact ) and his match haul of five wickets (2 for 69 and 3 for 29) saw him finish as the highest impact bowler.

R Ashwin looked off colour with the ball in the first innings (1 for 54) but he made amends in the second (3 for 29), dismissing Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell, and kept Australia on the back foot. The off-spinner was the third-highest impact bowler of the match, behind Umesh and Jadeja, and the fourth-highest impact player (he had contributed 30 runs with the bat in India’s first innings).

Steven Smith was Australia’s highest impact player for the 128 runs that he scored in the match (111 and 17), highlighted by a century under pressure in the first innings.

Two Indians and as many as five Australians failed in the fourth Test.

The following Indian cricketers registered a Series-Defining performance in this series: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav and Ajinkya Rahane

The highest impact players of the series (min. 2 Tests): Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, KL Rahul

The highest impact batsmen of the series: KL Rahul, Steven Smith, Cheteshwar Pujara

The highest impact bowlers of the series: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav

 

FULL SERIES REPORT here.

 

Karthik Swaminathan