Scorecard

Highest Impact Player of the match

Angelo Mathews (8.26)

Highest Impact Batsman

Angelo Mathews (7.19)

Highest Impact Bowler

Chris Jordan (4.75)

Highest Impact Player (England)

Jos Buttler (6.68)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)

Ben Stokes (1.47)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)

Jos Buttler (0.94)

England’s 10-run defeat of Sri Lanka in Delhi on Saturday (26 Mar) meant they knocked the defending champions, and South Africa, out of the 2016 ICC World T20, thereby rendering Monday’s match between the latter two inconsequential.

Angelo Mathews’ valiant effort saw him finish as the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. He was the top-scorer, contributing to 45% of Sri Lanka’s effort by himself. He was also under immense pressure, walking out to bat with his team reeling at 15/3 that soon became 15/4. With Chamara Kapugedera for company, the pair put on 80 runs in ten overs ( Partnership-Building Impact ). While he went wicketless, Mathews had Economy Impact for his relatively restrictive spell. This was also his second-highest impact batting performance in T20 cricket.

Chris Jordan was the highest impact bowler for his four wickets. Three of them were Sri Lanka’s top/middle-order batsmen and his wicket of Thisara Perera was a partnership-breaking effort. Jordan also bowled a phenomenal penultimate over that gave his team renewed hope. This turned out to be the highest impact performance of his T20 career.

Ben Stokes, meanwhile, had the highest Economy Impact in the match and applied the coup de grâce by bowling a near perfect final over.

Jos Buttler was England’s highest impact player. He was also the second-highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. He scored 39% of England’s runs and his innings was highlighted by a 74-run stand with skipper, Eoin Morgan. This was Buttler’s second-highest impact batting performance in T20 internationals.

Based on each side’s performance, England had a 35% higher impact than Sri Lanka in the match. Although Angelo Mathews emerged as the highest impact player of the contest for his high Pressure Impact knock, the combined performances of Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, David Willey and Jason Roy made sure England crossed the line.

 

Karthik Swaminathan