Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Ravindra Jadeja

100

Karun Nair

94

Lokesh Rahul

68

Moeen Ali

43

Ishant Sharma

26

Joe Root

24

Parthiv Patel

22

Stuart Broad

21

Liam Dawson

17

Jonny Bairstow

14

Umesh Yadav

14

Ben Stokes

12

Adil Rashid

12

Ravichandran Ashwin

11

Alastair Cook

10

Keaton Jennings

10

Virat Kohli

10

Jos Buttler

6

Amit Mishra

5

Murali Vijay

4

Cheteshwar Pujara

4

Jake Ball

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

When England took lunch on the final day (20 Dec) of the fifth Test in Chennai, they were yet to lose a wicket and would have fancied a draw. That expectation was then sent spinning as they proceeded to lose all ten wickets in the next two sessions – giving India victory by an innings and 75 runs, and a 4-0 series triumph.

Ravindra Jadeja was the highest impact player, and bowler, of the match.

The left-armer claimed his first ten-wicket haul (3-106 and 7-48) and his spell in the final innings sent the visitors hurtling towards a fourth successive defeat in this series. In all, he claimed eight top/middle-order wickets and was, by far, the most economical.

Jadeja’s role didn’t end there. He scored a half-century (51) and featured on the field (four catches). This was the second-highest impact performance of Jadeja’s Test career (after his effort against South Africa in Delhi last year).

Playing just his third Test match, Karun Nair finished as the highest impact batsman.

Walking out to bat under pressure – the hosts had lost their second and third wickets for 59 runs then – the youngster scored his maiden century and converted it into a triple (303 not out). His knock had Partnership-Building Impact as well.

Although Nair was declared ‘Man of the match’, he was only the second-highest impact player.

Moeen Ali was England’s highest impact player for his match returns of 190 runs (146 and 44) and one partnership-breaking top/middle-order wicket (that of Parthiv Patel).

Both teams had as many as five players apiece that failed in the match, but England were humbled by the high impact efforts of Jadeja, Nair and KL Rahul (199).

Highest impact players of the series (min. 3 Tests): Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli

Highest impact batsmen of the series: Virat Kohli, Jayant Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara

Highest impact bowlers of the series: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adil Rashid

Four Indians registered a Series Defining ( SD ) performance in this series: Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli.

 

Karthik Swaminathan