Highest Impact Player of the match

Mustafizur Rahman (6.75)

Highest Impact Batsman

Kane Williamson (5.57)

Highest Impact Bowler

Mustafizur Rahman (5.83)

Highest Impact Player (New Zealand)

Kane Williamson (6.07)

Highest Economy Impact (Bowler)

Grant Elliott (1.72)

Highest Strike Rate Impact (Batsman)

Kane Williamson (1.02)

New Zealand made it four-wins-out-of-four against Bangladesh in T20 Internationals, following a convincing 75-run win at the Eden Gardens on Saturday (26 Mar). In so doing, they also swept Group 2 as undefeated toppers.

Mustafizur Rahman was the highest impact player, and bowler, of the match. The young pacer’s career-best T20I bowling figures saw him claim four-top/middle-order and one lower-order wicket in a relatively tight spell. His dismissal of Kane Williamson had Partnership-Breaking Impact . It turned out to be the highest impact performance of his nascent T20I career.

Williamson was the highest impact batsman, and the second-highest impact player, of the match. He was the top-scorer (32-ball-42), contributing – at a fast pace – to almost 29% of New Zealand’s score on a sluggish pitch. He had Partnership-Building Impact and was also New Zealand’s highest impact player.

Based on each side’s performance, New Zealand had an overwhelming 121% higher impact than Bangladesh in the match. Nine Kiwis had a match impact of more than 2. Bangladesh, in stark comparison, had only six players who registered a match impact of at least one (minimum impact for a performance to not be deemed as a failure). Shows how thoroughly the Blackcaps outplayed the Tigers.


Karthik Swaminathan