Highest Impact Player of the match

Tillakaratne Dilshan (7.8)

Highest Impact Batsman

Tillakaratne Dilshan (6.13)

Highest Impact Bowler

Mohammad Irfan (3.96)

Highest Impact Player (Pakistan)

Sarfraz Ahmed (4.26)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)

Mohammad Irfan (1.46)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)

Sarfraz Ahmed (0.21)

Tillakaratne Dilshan was the highest impact batsman and player of the match even as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the last group-stage match of the Asia Cup in Mirpur on the 4th of March. Dilshan, opening the innings, top-scored in the match with an unbeaten 75 in just 56 deliveries. He put together 110 with fellow-opener Dinesh Chandimal – who was the third-highest impact player of the match for his 49-ball 58.

Dilshan also picked up the wicket of the Pakistani opener, Sharjeel Khan.

Mohammad Irfan was the highest impact bowler of the match. He picked up the wickets of Chamara Kapugedera and Dasun Shanaka. He was also the most restrictive bowler of the match conceding just 18 runs of his 4 overs.

Sarfraz Ahmed was the second-highest impact player of the match and the highest impact player for Pakistan. Coming in at 23 for 1, he made a quickfire 38 in just 27 deliveries which also gave him the highest Strike Rate Impact (strike rate with respect to the match norm) in the match. Interestingly, amongst the six Sri Lankan players who got a chance to bat in the match, only Dilshan had a positive Strike Rate Impact . This means that all the others scored at a rate lower than the match norm.

Umar Akmal, who got the Man of the Match Award (for his 37-ball 48) was the fourth-highest impact player of the match.

Only 5 players from Sri Lanka had a Match Impact of at least 1 (the minimum needed for a performance to not be labelled as a failure). This means more than half their team failed in the match. As many as 8 players from Pakistan had a Match Impact of at least 1.




Nikhil Narain