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Superstats - How much did the Bairstow drop cost Delhi Capitals?

Jonny Bairstow cuts behind square BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad got their third win a row, beating Delhi Capitals in the penultimate over. They had a bit of luck on their way there, with Jonny Bairstow dropped at the start of the innings. ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index analyses how costly was that drop for Delhi Capitals.

Axar Patel dropped Bairstow in the second over of the innings, when he had five runs off three balls. After the drop, the Bairstow scored 43 runs off 24 balls. Luck Index estimates that the drop had a positive impact of 20 runs for Sunrisers. That is, if the catch was taken, other batsmen would have faced the 24 balls that Bairstow faced and they would have scored 20 runs fewer than what Bairstow scored.

Luck Index and Smart Stats are a part of Superstats, a new set of metrics by ESPNcricinfo to tell more enriching and insightful numbers-based stories. To know more about Superstats, click here.