Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Matthew Wade

100

Glenn Maxwell

68

James Faulkner

57

Imad Wasim

57

Travis Head

56

Pat Cummins

53

Mitchell Starc

44

Mohammad Amir

34

Mohammad Rizwan

33

Hasan Ali

25

Mitchell Marsh

22

Babar Azam

21

Mohammad Hafeez

15

Azhar Ali

14

Chris Lynn

13

Umar Akmal

12

Sharjeel Khan

11

David Warner

10

Mohammad Nawaz

10

Steven Smith

9

Billy Stanlake

1

Wahab Riaz

-4

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

Australia overwhelmed Pakistan by 92 runs in the series opener in Brisbane on Friday (13 Jan).

Matthew Wade was the highest impact player and batsman of the first ODI.

The home team were tottering at 78 for 5 in the seventeenth over when Wade joined Glenn Maxwell at the crease. The pair braved pressure and put on 82 runs before Maxwell was dismissed for a 56-ball 60. Wade, however, stuck around ensuring the next four wickets added 108 runs. He finished unbeaten on a run-a-ball 100. This was the highest impact performance of Wade’s ODI career.

James Faulkner was the highest impact bowler of the match for his four wickets (4 for 32 in seven overs), including top/middle-order scalps. He was economical and his strikes kept the visiting team under pressure in the chase.

Imad Wasim finished as Pakistan’s highest impact player for his all-round effort. He claimed two top/middle-order wickets in a highly restrictive spell (2 for 35 in 10 overs) and contributed 29 runs with the bat.

As many as three Australians and four Pakistanis failed in the match. The high impact efforts of Wade, Maxwell and Faulkner – who were ably aided by Travis Head (run-a-ball 39 under pressure) and Pat Cummins (pressure-building 3 for 33) – proved to be the difference.

 

Karthik Swaminathan