Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Lokesh Rahul

100

Evin Lewis

85

Johnson Charles

79

Rohit Sharma

60

Dwayne Bravo

57

Jasprit Bumrah

48

MS Dhoni

45

Ravindra Jadeja

42

Kieron Pollard

39

Andre Russell

33

Mohammed Shami

23

Ravichandran Ashwin

22

Andre Fletcher

18

Carlos Brathwaite

15

Virat Kohli

11

Marlon Samuels

4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

4

Ajinkya Rahane

0

Samuel Badree

-1

Lendl Simmons

-2

Sunil Narine

-11

Stuart Binny

-15

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 came up short by the narrowest of margins in Lauderhill, falling to the reigning T20I World Champions by 1 run on Saturday (27 Aug).

Lokesh Rahul’s valiant unbeaten 51-ball-110 took his team to within a whisker and he was the highest impact player – and batsman – of the first T20I.

India were fumbling at 48 for two when Rahul took to the crease. With Rohit Sharma (28-ball-62) for company, the pair battled pressure and put on 89 runs for the third wicket off just 7.1 overs. Undeterred by Sharma’s dismissal, Rahul continued attacking and, with MS Dhoni (25-ball-43), added 107 runs for the fourth wicket before helplessly watching his skipper hole out off the last ball of the match.

Dwayne Bravo finished as the highest impact bowler for his two top/middle-order wickets. He had Partnership-Breaking Impact and was the second-most restrictive bowler in this run fest (two for 37 off four overs).

Man of the match Evin Lewis – who only got to play because of Chris Gayle’s injury – was the second-highest impact player for his 49-ball-100. He and Johnson Charles (33-ball-79) teed off from the get-go as West Indies motored to 126 off just 9.3 overs.

Both teams had four players apiece that failed in the match. The twin high impact performances of Lewis and Charles eclipsed Rahul’s gallant effort.

 

Karthik Swaminathan