Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

David Warner

100

Rilee Rossouw

78

Joe Mennie

62

JP Duminy

51

Imran Tahir

49

Kyle Abbott

44

Chris Tremain

41

Scott Boland

35

Andile Phuhlekwayo

29

David Miller

25

Quinton de Kock

24

Mitchell Marsh

20

Kagiso Rabada

19

Travis Head

19

Faf du Plessis

14

Matthew Wade

13

Hashim Amla

12

Aaron Finch

9

Dale Steyn

8

George Bailey

4

Steven Smith

3

Adam Zampa

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

Australia succumbed to a 31-run defeat against South Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday (12 Oct); a result that ensured a 5-0 sweep for the Proteas.

David Warner was the highest impact player – and batsman – of the fifth ODI for his counterattacking 173 (off just 136 balls).

The explosive southpaw was under pressure as he lost partners in quick succession (Australia slipped from 72 without loss to 75 for 3 in the space of 14 deliveries) but with Mitchell Marsh (35) – and later Travis Head (35) – for company, Warner added 154 runs (in a little under 24 overs) as he single-handedly kept the visitors in the reckoning for an elusive victory. It was the third-highest impact batting performance of his career and he was rightly adjudged man of the match.

Joe Mennie was the highest impact bowler for his pressure-building, three top/middle-order wickets (3 for 49 off 10 overs) and his dismissal of JP Duminy broke a partnership.

For his 118-ball-122, Rilee Rossouw finished as South Africa’s highest impact player. Over the course of his century, he absorbed pressure and featured in a 178-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Duminy (73).

The hosts had just the lone failure while the visitors had four such players.

 

Karthik Swaminathan