Highest Impact Player of the match

Farhaan Behardien (6.12)

Highest Impact Batsman

Hashim Amla (2.80)

Highest Impact Bowler

Farhaan Behardien (5.87)

Highest Impact Player (Sri Lanka)

Tillakaratne Dilshan (2.06)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)

Imran Tahir (2.53)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)

AB de Villiers (0.31)

South Africa secured a consolatory 8-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Monday’s (28 Mar) dead-rubber played in Delhi.

Farhaan Behardien was the highest impact player, and bowler, of the match. He claimed two top/middle-order wickets in a relatively tight spell. Furthermore, his catch to dismiss Thisara Perera gave him Fielding Impact.

Aaron Phangiso, who was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’, was the second-highest impact player and bowler. Like Behardien, he also claimed two top/middle-order wickets. He broke a partnership too, but his spell wasn’t restrictive (in a match context) and that reduced his overall Bowling Impact . Imran Tahir, meanwhile, had the highest Economy Impact tonight.

All South African bowlers had a high impact as they effectively sealed the match at half-time.

Hashim Amla was, unsurprisingly, the highest impact batsman of the match. He was the top-scorer by a fair distance and had Partnership-Building Impact .

Tillakaratne Dilshan was Sri Lanka’s highest impact player. He played a lone hand with the bat, contributing to 30% of their score and also effecting a run out.

Based on each side’s performance, South Africa had a whopping 291% higher impact than Sri Lanka in the match – indicative of how thoroughly Sri Lanka were outplayed. South Africa had nine players with a Match Impact of more than 1 (minimum impact for a performance to not be deemed as a failure). Sri Lanka, in stark comparison, had only four such players. South Africa, for the first time in this tournament, showed why their bowling attack had the joint-best wicket-taking ability (along with New Zealand).


Karthik Swaminathan