Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Mohammad Hafeez

100

Steven Smith

86

Shoaib Malik

84

James Faulkner

83

Imad Wasim

70

Matthew Wade

63

Mohammad Amir

62

Mitchell Starc

60

Junaid Khan

57

Sharjeel Khan

44

Babar Azam

41

Travis Head

41

Hasan Ali

30

Mohammad Rizwan

30

Josh Hazlewood

27

Glenn Maxwell

26

Umar Akmal

20

Asad Shafiq

18

Usman Khawaja

17

David Warner

16

Pat Cummins

0

Mitchell Marsh

-3

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

Pakistan secured their first ODI win against Australia, in Australia, in a dozen years following a six-wicket win over the hosts in Melbourne on Sunday (15 Jan). In so doing, they levelled the five-match series 1-1.

Mohammad Hafeez was the highest impact player and batsman of the second ODI.

Captaining the team in Azhar Ali’s absence (hamstring injury), Hafeez led from the front as he shepherded the chase. He top-scored, contributing to nearly 33% of the target (72 off 104 balls), and his stay at the crease was highlighted by two partnerships (68 for the first wicket and 72 for the second). Hafeez’s innings had Chasing Impact too.

Imad Wasim was the highest impact bowler of the match.

The left-armer claimed two top/middle-order wickets (2 for 37 in ten overs). He was restrictive ( Economy Impact ), and his dismissal of Steven Smith gave him Partnership-Breaking Impact .

Steven Smith finished as Australia’s highest impact player for his half century (60 off 101 balls), an innings under pressure.

It was a perfect display by Pakistan, as none of their players failed. Australia, on the other hand, had four such players.

 

Karthik Swaminathan