Scorecard

New Zealand drew first blood in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2016-17 following a thrilling six-run win over Australia in Auckland on Monday (January 30).

Marcus Stoinis was the highest impact player for his valiant all-round performance. With the ball, Stoinis claimed three top/middle-order wickets (3 for 49 in ten overs). He was restrictive (high economy impact), ended a promising second-wicket partnership by dismissing Kane Williamson (partnership-breaking Impact), and then proceeded to put the home team under pressure with tge quick scalps of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro (pressure-building impact, as New Zealand slipped from 128 for 3 to 134 for 5).

Stoinis wasn’t done yet. Chasing 287, the visiting team was in deep trouble at 54 for 5 when Stoinis joined Glenn Maxwell at the crease. The score was soon 67 for 6 following Maxwell’s departure, putting the right-hand batsman under even more pressure (pressure impact). He carried on unfazed, building partnerships along the way (partnership-building impact) and finished with an unbeaten 117-ball 146 (high strike rate impact). He was by far the top-scorer (runs tally impact) and took Australia tantalisingly close to victory before running out of partners.

Although in vain, Stoinis’s efforts saw him finish as the highest impact batsman and bowler of the first game of the three-match One-Day International series.

Mitchell Santner was New Zealand’s highest impact player for his three wickets in the evening’s most economical spell (3 for 44 in ten overs).

As many as four players from Australia – top/middle-order batsmen all – failed. New Zealand had just one such player.

As it turned out, this was the highest impact performance in a losing cause in the history of ODI cricket, surpassing Wasim Akram’s heroics against Australia in the first final of the Benson & Hedges World Series 1989-90.

In ODI cricket overall, Stoinis’s showing is the seventh-highest impact of all time and the third-highest by an Australian after Gary Gilmour (6 for 14 in 12 overs; 28 not out off 28 balls) and Andy Bichel (7 for 20 in 10 overs; 34 not out off 36 balls) against England in 1975 (Prudential World Cup semifinal) and 2003 (World Cup, Pool A fixture) respectively.

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Marcus Stoinis

100

Pat Cummins

32

Mitchell Santner

27

Neil Broom

26

Trent Boult

24

Lockie Ferguson

24

Martin Guptill

21

James Faulkner

19

James Neesham

17

Tom Latham

16

Travis Head

14

Josh Hazlewood

13

Kane Williamson

12

Mitchell Starc

12

Colin Munro

12

Glenn Maxwell

9

Tim Southee

8

Peter Handscomb

6

Ross Taylor

4

Shaun Marsh

4

Aaron Finch

3

Sam Heazlett

1