Highest Impact Player of the match
Virat Kohli (8.95)
Highest Impact Batsman
Virat Kohli (8.7)
Highest Impact Bowler
Ravindra Jadeja (2.69)
Highest Impact Player (Pakistan)
Shoaib Malik (2.78)
Mohammad Amir (1.36)
Virat Kohli (0.98)
Saturday’s (19 Mar) inclement weather had reduced Eden Garden’s marquee contest to 18 overs a side, but that would matter a jot as India continued their dominance over arch-rivals Pakistan in ICC events, courtesy a six-wicket win powered by the man who has the highest
Kohli (55* off 37) emerged as the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. It was a perfectly paced innings, and perfect from an Impact perspective too as it checked all parameters. He scored 46% of the target by himself (
Yuvraj (24 off 23), meanwhile, was the second-highest impact batsman of the match. His impact was higher than Shoaib Malik and Ahmed Shehzad, even though they scored more than him, because of the situation in which his runs came.
Ravindra Jadeja edged Mohammad Amir to finish as the highest impact bowler of the match. Jadeja broke a partnership by taking one top/middle order wicket (that of Umar Akmal) and was highly restrictive too. Amir, though, was the most frugal bowler in the match.
Shoaib Malik was Pakistan’s highest impact player for his 16-ball-26, an innings that saw him bail Pakistan out of a potentially tricky situation.
Based on each side’s performance, India had a 60% higher impact than Pakistan in the match. Both the teams had seven players each with a