Vivian Richards’ 119 and 5/41 had a lower impact than Gary Gilmour’s 28 and 6/14.

Vivian Richards is one of only two players to score a century and take 5 wickets in an ODI (the other being Paul Collingwood).

Richards scored 119 off 113 balls and took five wickets conceding 41 runs off his 10 overs against New Zealand in Dunedin in 1987. Four of his five wickets were Top/Middle Order wickets. He was also by far the highest scorer in the match. His match impact was 13.04.

Gary Gilmour’s performance in the semi-finals of the 1975 Prudential World Cup. First, he annihilated the English batting line-up with some devastating swing bowling: 12 overs-6 maidens-14 runs-6 wickets (all Top/Middle Order wickets). England were skittled for 93. Australia were in dire straits at 39/6 in the chase when Gilmour walked in and scored an unbeaten match-winning 28 (the highest score in the match) to take his team to the final.

Gilmour also had a very high Economy Impact (ability to restrict the opposition batsman) and a high Pressure (ability to absorb pressure of falling wickets) and Chasing Impact .

Gilmour had a Match Impact of 18.08 and his performance is the second-highest impact performance by any player in an ODI match. To know which the highest impact performance was, watch this space.



Nikhil Narain

NOTE: This piece is up-to-date as of August 2016