Australia recorded their sixth win of the 2019 World Cup, defeating England by 64 runs at Lord's to seal a semi-final spot - the first to get there. Aaron Finch got the Man of the Match award, but ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats show that he was only the third most influential player for Australia, behind Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc.
Finch was the first to make a major impact on the game, of course, with his century. In the England chase, Behrendorff picked up five wickets and Starc's four finished the game. According to our Smart numbers, Behrendorff contributed 19.68% to the win, followed by Starc with 18.46%, and Finch 16.23%.
Smart Stats takes into account not only the runs and wickets, but also checks the context and situation of the match in which those runs were scored or wickets taken. It also takes into account the quality of the opposition batsmen and bowlers against whom runs were scored or wickets picked.
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Behrendorff bowled six overs at a stretch in his first spell at the start of the England innings, sending back James Vince in the first over and conceding only 26 runs. The required rate had gone to 6.23 by the end of it, after being 5.72 at the start of the innings. He changed ends to bowl his seventh over immediately and got Jonny Bairstow's wicket. Starc did the honours at the other end, getting the key wickets of Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, and England were four down within 15 overs. Starc then got the key wicket of Ben Stokes in the 37th over to tilt the game completely Australia's way, before Behrendorff helped finish off the tail.
Finch played the anchor's role in the first innings. He went at a strike rate of 86.20, but his Smart Runs were 105 and Smart Strike Rate was 90.78.