Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Kane Williamson

100

Kedar Jadhav

61

Trent Boult

50

MS Dhoni

49

Tom Latham

44

Amit Mishra

42

Tim Southee

40

Hardik Pandya

40

Jasprit Bumrah

37

Mitchell Santner

29

Axar Patel

29

Umesh Yadav

28

Luke Ronchi

24

Martin Guptill

23

Ajinkya Rahane

20

Matt Henry

20

Corey Anderson

16

Ross Taylor

13

Rohit Sharma

12

Manish Pandey

11

Virat Kohli

5

Anton Devcich

3

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

New Zealand recorded their first win on what has, otherwise, been a hard tour of India as they secured a six-run win in Delhi on Thursday (20 Oct).

‘Man of the match’ Kane Williamson was the highest impact player, and batsman, of the second ODI for a fine 118.

New Zealand’s skipper had to take strike as early as the third ball of the match following Martin Guptill’s dismissal for nought (the team yet to score). With Tom Latham (46) for company, the pair absorbed pressure and put on a 120-run stand for the second wicket at a shade under run-a-ball.

It was the second-highest impact performance of Williamson’s ODI career, after his unbeaten 145 against South Africa at Kimberly (January 2013).

With excellent figures of 2-25 off 10 overs (both top/middle-order wickets), Trent Boult finished as the highest impact bowler. He was also, by far, the most restrictive.

Kedar Jadhav was India’s highest impact player for his partnership-breaking top/middle-order wicket (1-11 off 2 overs) and a 37-ball 41 scored under pressure.

While the presence of very few failures – two Indians and one New Zealander – indicates the closeness of the match, the high impact performance of skipper Williamson and the parsimony of Boult proved to be the difference as the Kiwis levelled the five-match series 1-1.

 

Karthik Swaminathan