Highest Impact Player of the match
Glenn Maxwell (4.87)
Highest Impact Batsman
Martin Guptill (3.87)
Highest Impact Bowler
Mitchell McClenaghan (4.25)
Highest Impact Player (New Zealand)
Martin Guptill (4.37)
Ish Sodhi (1.68)
Martin Guptill (0.53)
In what has been the closest match of the 2016 World T20 thus far, New Zealand beat Trans-Tasman rivals Australia by 8 runs in Dharamsala on Friday (18 Mar). The Kiwis entered the tournament with the highest impact bowling unit, and it delivered yet again as they delivered a modest total for a second time in as many matches.
Despite a scratchy innings with the bat, Glenn Maxwell finished as the highest impact player of the match for his all-round showing. Maxwell had a productive day on the field, claiming two catches, effecting a run-out and also picking two top/middle order wickets in a decent 3-over spell. He was the third-highest scorer for Australia, but could not power the chase with his usual gusto.
Martin Guptill was the highest impact batsman, and the Blackcaps’ highest impact player, of the match. Scoring 28% of New Zealand’s runs, he set the tone for their innings which was highlighted by a 61-run stand for the first wicket off just seven overs. He 27-ball-39 also had the highest
Mitchell McClenaghan was the highest impact bowler, and third-highest impact player, of the match following a match-winning spell that included three top/middle order wickets. He had
Nine players from New Zealand registered a