Highest Impact Player of the match
Joe Root (4.57)
Highest Impact Batsman
Joe Root (4.65)
Highest Impact Bowler
Kyle Abbott (3.79)
Highest Impact Player (South Africa)
JP Duminy (4.48)
Imran Tahir (1.34)
Jason Roy (0.60)
The run fest continued at the Wankhede on Friday (18 Mar) but this time England recovered from a shellacking to stun South Africa by two wickets. It was the second-highest T20 run-chase in history.
Joe Root showed why he is England’s third-highest impact T20I batsman ever (after Kevin Pietersen and Craig Kieswetter, min. 15 T20I matches).
Root finished as the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. Chasing 230, he played a near-perfectly paced innings highlighted by a 75-run stand for the fifth wicket with Jos Buttler (
For his three top/middle order wickets, Kyle Abbott edged Moeen Ali to finish as the highest impact bowler. Ali also had the second-highest
JP Duminy’s all-round effort saw him emerge as South Africa’s highest impact player. Sharing
Interestingly, based on each side’s performance, South Africa actually had a 25% higher impact than England in the match. In other words, more South African players contributed in their team display as compared to England. Joe Root’s individual brilliance, however, ensured England eventually crossed the line.