Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Ravindra Jadeja

100

R Ashwin

87

Jayant Yadav

66

Virat Kohli

55

Adil Rashid

47

Parthiv Patel

46

Jonny Bairstow

46

Ben Stokes

43

Cheteshwar Pujara

37

Joe Root

27

Mohammed Shami

20

Chris Woakes

18

Jos Buttler

17

Haseeb Hameed

17

Umesh Yadav

16

Alastair Cook

9

Moeen Ali

6

Murali Vijay

4

James Anderson

4

Ajinkya Rahane

3

Karun Nair

1

Gareth Batty

0

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

India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series following an eight wicket win over England in Mohali on Tuesday (29 Nov).

Ravindra Jadeja was the highest impact player of the third Test for his all round performance. He claimed four top/middle-order wickets (2 for 59 and 2 for 62) and was very hard to score off too. However, it was his innings with the bat that turned the tide in the home team’s favour. Coming out to bat under tricky circumstances, Jadeja scored a fluent 90 – absorbing pressure and building partnerships in the process – and helped India take a vital first innings lead. He was also the highest impact batsman of the match.

Adil Rashid edged Jadeja to finish as the highest impact bowler. The English leg-spinner claimed five top/middle-order wickets in the match (4 for 118 and 1 for 28) and his burst in first innings put the hosts under pressure.

While four Englishmen and three Indians failed in this Test, the high impact performances of Jadeja, R Ashwin (1 for 43 and 3 for 81; 72 runs) and Jayant Yadav (2 for 49 and 2 for 21; 55 runs) sealed the visitors’ fate.

 

Karthik Swaminathan