Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Virat Kohli

100

MS Dhoni

64

Matt Henry

59

Kedar Jadhav

43

James Neesham

39

Amit Mishra

35

Tom Latham

28

Umesh Yadav

27

Ross Taylor

22

Tim Southee

21

Jasprit Bumrah

21

Martin Guptill

13

Mitchell Santner

12

Manish Pandey

11

Kane Williamson

9

Luke Ronchi

8

Rohit Sharma

5

Ajinkya Rahane

5

Axar Patel

4

Corey Anderson

3

Hardik Pandya

1

Trent Boult

-5

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 a 2-1 lead in the five-match series following a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Mohali on Sunday (23 Oct).

Underlining why he is the best chaser – ever – in ODI history, Virat Kohli was the highest impact player, and batsman, of the third ODI for his flawless 154 not out off just 134 balls.

Chasing 286, the vice-captain took to the crease with the score at 13 for 1 in 2.5 overs and proceeded to script an innings that ticked all Batting Impact parameters. Kohli scored the highest proportion of runs ( Runs Tally Impact ) at a rate higher than the match norm ( Strike Rate Impact ) while, simultaneously, absorbing pressure ( Pressure Impact ), building partnerships ( Partnership-Building Impact ) and ensuring a successful chase ( Chasing Impact ).

While it was the fourth-highest impact performance (overall) of his ODI career, specifically, it was his highest impact batting performance (bettering his effort against Sri Lanka in Colombo).

Kedar Jadhav was the highest impact bowler for his three top/middle-order wickets in a tidy spell (3-29 in 5 overs).

For his all-round effort, Matt Henry was New Zealand’s highest impact player. He scored an unbeaten 37-ball 39 under pressure (highlighted by an 84-run ninth wicket partnership off just 67 balls) and returned to claim two top/middle-order wickets (2-56 in 9.2 overs).

Both teams had four players each that failed in the match. The very high impact performances of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni (80 off 91 balls) made the difference.

 

Karthik Swaminathan