Perera, Kulasekara overpower India

Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera helped Sri Lanka beat India by 51 runs in Brisbane.


Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in Brisbane.


By Jatin Thakkar and Soham Sarkhel


Sri Lanka 289/6; India 238 (Sri Lanka won by 51 runs)

The scorecard of the match is here.

Overall, Sri Lanka had a Team IMPACT of 2.28 as compared to India's 1.61 in this match. Sri Lanka with this win moved over India in the points table. However Irfan Pathan's all-round impact performance for India ensured that they didn't get the crucial bonus point.

All figures between 0 and 5 unless otherwise mentioned.

Sri Lanka:


India:


*Figures in the brackets represent the players' Match IMPACT when it is not restricted between 0 and 5, as it is in a career context.

Observations:

Even though Thisara Perera delivered the highest impact performance (Match IMPACT 5.61*) Nuwan Kulasekara got the man of the match award for his figures of 9-0-42-3 (Match IMPACT 4.92). Perhaps the jury though that taking the crucial wickets of Tendulkar and Gambhir upfront made him worthy for the award. But they did not factor in Perera's contribution in finishing the match off for Sri Lanka. Perera took the crucial wickets of Virat Kohli and Irfan Pathan and his two quick wickets of Parthiv Patel and Vinay Kumar towards the end also registered a Pressure Building IMPACT in the match. Besides being ahead on Bowling IMPACT itself, Perera also had a slight Impact with the bat.

Irfan Pathan was the only player in the entire match to have an all-round Impact performance (both Batting and Bowling IMPACT above 1). His quick-fire innings of 47 runs off 34 balls made sure that he was the only Indian batsman to have a Strike Rate Impact in the game. However it proved to be inconsequential in the end as he ran out of partners steadily throughout the chase. With the ball he never really set the stage on fire but he had a crucial Partnership Breaking Impact twice in the match with the wickets of Jayawardene and Chandimal.

Lahiru Thirimanne and Virat Kohli both had an identical Batting Impact in the match which was incidentally also the highest (3.01). The same characteristics followed for both of their innings' as both Sri Lanka and India had lost three wickets in quick succession before both of them stabilised their respective team's position during the middle overs which also meant that they had almost identical Partnership Building Impact in the match.

Angelo Mathews had a Match Impact of 3.27 out of which an IMPACT of 1.04 was achieved on the virtue of his whirlwind knock (Strike Rate Impact) and his tight bowling during the middle overs (Economy Impact). He incidentally had the highest impact on both these parameters for Sri Lanka.

All in all 5 Sri Lankan batsmen had a Partnership Building IMPACT and a Batting IMPACT above 1.5 in the match while only 2 players achieved the same feat for India. Both the aforementioned stats just goes on to show the dominance enjoyed by the Sri Lankans in this match.

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