Scorecard

Highest Impact Player of the match

Andre Fletcher (10.74)

Highest Impact Batsman

Andre Fletcher (10.49)

Highest Impact Bowler

Samuel Badree (5.77)

Highest Impact Player (Sri Lanka)

Thisara Perera (4.83)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)

Jeffrey Vandersay (1.86)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)

Andre Fletcher (1.2)

West Indies stayed true to their billing as the joint-highest Chasing Impact unit in the 2016 ICC World T20 as they handily beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Bangalore on Sunday (20 Mar).

Chris Gayle, West Indies’ highest impact batsman in the XI, tweaked his hamstring while fielding and was unavailable to bat. It didn’t matter, however, as the second-highest impact batsman in their XI – Andre Fletcher – took centre stage and produced the highest impact performance of his T20 career.

Fletcher’s unbeaten 64-ball-84 ( Strike Rate Impact ) saw him finish as the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. He scored 66% of the target by himself and built partnerships ( Partnership-Building Impact ) while he successfully shepherded the chase ( Chasing Impact ) in Gayle’s absence. Fletcher also had a catch to his credit.

Samuel Badree showed why he is the highest impact bowler in T20 history. His three top/middle order wickets, all in quick succession, put the batting Sri Lankans under pressure ( Pressure-Building Impact ). He finished as the highest impact bowler of the match today (4-0-12-3), and was also the second-most restrictive ( Economy Impact ), behind Jeffrey Vandersay.

Thisara Perera was Sri Lanka’s highest impact player for his 29-ball-40. He was also the second-highest impact batsman of the match, streets behind Fletcher. Perera’s innings came under pressure and he helped build partnerships in an effort to post a decent total. His innings was highlighted by some meaty blows as he showed why he has the highest Strike Rate Impact in Sri Lanka’s T20I history.

Based on their respective performance, West Indies were higher impact than Sri Lanka by a whopping 88%. Both teams had six players each who had a Match Impact of at least 1 (the minimum for a performance to not be deemed as a failure). But the key differentiators were the performances of Badree with the ball, and then Fletcher with the bat.

 

Karthik Swaminathan