Highest Impact Player of the match

Shakib Al Hasan (7.52)

Highest Impact Batsman

Usman Khawaja (4.82)

Highest Impact Bowler

Adam Zampa (5)

Highest Impact Player (Australia)

Adam Zampa (5)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)

Nathan Coulter-Nile (1.39)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)

Mahmudullah (0.59)

Australia extended their unbeaten run against Bangladesh in the shortest format of the game following a three-wicket win in Bangalore on Monday (21 Mar).

Shakib Al Hasan’s all round effort pulled him ahead of Adam Zampa as the highest impact player of the match.

Shakib was Bangladesh’s second-highest scorer (33 off 25), contributing to 21% of their total. Batting under pressure, he proceeded to steady the innings and – with him at the crease – Bangladesh scored 80 runs in ten overs. He shared a 27-run stand with Mahmudullah post which, scoring at a rate far greater than the match norm, Mahmudullah’s late flourish took Bangladesh past 150. Shakib returned to claim three top/middle order wickets with his slow left-arm orthodox, while restricting the flow of runs, and finished with 3-27. He also held on to a couple of catches, while his team-mates floundered.

Usman Khawaja, who is in rich vein of form, was the highest impact batsman. His 45-ball-58 laid the foundation for the chase, highlighted by a 62-run opening stand ( Partnership-Building Impact ).

Adam Zampa, who had been wicketless since his T20I debut, was the highest impact bowler for his three top/middle order wickets. He had the second-highest Economy Impact in the match, behind Nathan Coulter-Nile. He also finished as Australia’s highest impact player, ahead of Khawaja and Shane Watson.

Based on the performance of both teams, Australia had a 14% higher impact than Bangladesh. Both Australia and Bangladesh had 7 players each with a Match Impact of at least 1 (the minimum needed for a performance to not be deemed as a failure). Three players from Australia – Zampa, Khawaja and Watson – gave a very high impact performance. Bangladesh had only two such players in Shakib and Mahmudullah, and this turned out to be the difference in the end.


Karthik Swaminathan