Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH REPORT

Virat Kohli

100

Ravichandran Ashwin

75

Cheteshwar Pujara

52

Ravindra Jadeja

48

Stuart Broad

40

Jonny Bairstow

39

Jayant Yadav

32

Ben Stokes

30

James Anderson

27

Adil Rashid

24

Joe Root

23

Mohammed Shami

22

Moeen Ali

21

Alastair Cook

20

Ajinkya Rahane

12

Umesh Yadav

11

Haseeb Hameed

10

Wriddhiman Saha

9

Murali Vijay

4

Lokesh Rahul

3

Ben Duckett

1

Zafar Ansari

1

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 drew first blood in the five-Test series following a comprehensive 246-run over England in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Monday (21 Nov).

For the sheer amount of runs he score (167 and 81), Virat Kohli was the highest impact player – and batsman – of the match.

The hosts were under pressure in the first innings (22 for 2) when Kohli took to the crease. He then proceeded to add 226 runs for the third wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara (117), thereby laying a platform for a big total. Kohli had a role to play in India’s second innings too – his half-century helped extend an already large lead – as he left the visitors facing a tall order in their chase.

This was the highest impact performance of Virat Kohli’s Test career, bettering his effort against West Indies in Antigua earlier this year.

Coming into the match, five of Ravichandran Ashwin’s six lowest impact bowling performances in Tests at home had come against England. There would be no déjà-vu, however, as he finished as the highest impact bowler of the second Test for his match haul of eight wickets (5-67 and 3-52) including five top/middle-order victims. Ashwin was hard to score off too and his effort in England’s first innings kept the opposition team under pressure.

Stuart Broad was England’s highest impact player for his five wickets (1-49 and 4-33).

While both teams had two players apiece that failed in the match, the high impact performances of Kohli, Ashwin, Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja (who had the highest Economy Impact in the match) ensured India went 1-0 up with three Tests remaining.

 

Karthik Swaminathan