Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

David Warner 

100

Mitchell Starc

73

Travis Head

66

Babar Azam

43

Sharjeel Khan

39

Junaid Khan

38

Pat Cummins

37

Wahab Riaz

27

James Faulkner

26

Matthew Wade

24

Mohammad Amir

23

Hasan Ali

22

Umar Akmal

21

Josh Hazlewood

13

Mohammad Rizwan

13

Steven Smith

12

Glenn Maxwell

11

Mohammad Hafeez

8

Shoaib Malik

7

Adam Zampa

6

Azhar Ali

5

Peter Handscomb

0

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

David Warner and Travis Head rewrote the history books as Australia beat Pakistan by 57 runs in the fifth and final ODI at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday (26 Jan).

Warner and Head, opening the innings, put together 284 for the first-wicket (the second-highest opening partnership in ODI history) and batted Pakistan out of the game. Warner was not only the highest impact batsman but also the highest impact player of the match. His 179 of just 128 balls was the third-highest impact batting performance of his ODI career. Not only did he account for almost half of Australia’s runs, he also scored at a rate much higher than the match norm – this earned him a high Strike Rate Impact for the match.

Head was the second-highest impact batsman of the match. He contributed 128 in 137 balls and like Warner, also got Partnership-Building Impact for the record-tumbling partnership.

Mitchell Starc was the highest impact bowler and the second-highest impact player of the match. He picked up 4 wickets (three top-middle order) and was also very restrictive conceding just 42 runs in his 9.1 overs.

Babar Azam was the highest impact player for Pakistan. He came into bat at 10 for 1 (under pressure) and top-scored for Pakistan with 100 in just 109 deliveries. He put together 130 for the second-wicket with Sharjeel Khan ( Partnership-Building Impact ).

Three players from both sides failed in the match.

It was really the high impact performances from Warner, Head and Starc that crushed Pakistan in this match.

 

Nikhil Narain