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)
Ben Stokes (1.47)
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 (
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
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