Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Glenn Maxwell

100

Dhananjaya de Silva

83

Adam Zampa

61

James Faulkner

55

David Warner

45

Kusal Perera

42

John Hastings

35

Seekkuge Prasanna

34

Tillakaratne Dilshan

33

Sachith Pathirana

31

Peter Nevill

14

Travis Head

10

Mitchell Starc

9

Dinesh Chandimal

7

Matthew Wade

3

Kusal Mendis

2

Chamara Kapugedera

1

Usman Khawaja

-2

Suranga Lakmal

-2

Moises Henriques

-2

Sachithra Senanayake

-4

Thisara Perera

-12

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

After a disastrous Test series, Australia reinforced their superiority over hosts Sri Lanka in the limited-overs format following triumphs in the One Day Internationals and then, today (9 Sep), in the Twenty20 Internationals. Played in Colombo, the visitors claimed a scrappy four-wicket win in the second T20I thereby sweeping the series.

Glenn Maxwell continued from where he left the other evening and was – again – the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. He top-scored ( Runs Tally Impact ) and his 29-ball-66 ( Strike Rate Impact ) greatly aided Australia’s chase ( Chasing Impact ) as they surged to 93 in a little over eight overs ( Partnership-Building Impact ). In fact, from a batting standpoint, this is Maxwell’s highest impact performance with the willow in T20I cricket, marginally bettering his effort in Pallekele.

Adam Zampa was the highest impact bowler of the match for his pressure-building three top/middle-order wickets. He was also the most restrictive bowler of the evening (3 for 16 off 4 overs).

Dhananjaya de Silva finished as Sri Lanka’s highest impact player for his 50-ball-62 – an innings scored under pressure.

As many as six Sri Lankans and five Australians failed in the match; the very high impact efforts of Maxwell and Zampa proved to be the difference.

 

Karthik Swaminathan