FW20: ODI Batting Performance Ratings
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Richards got in at 11 for 2, saw a procession of batsmen depart at the other end, saw the score at 102 for 7, and then at 166 for 9. He added 106 for the last wicket with Michael Holding. The 189 not out (off 170 balls, with 26 boundaries, in a team total of 272) was made off a potent English attack. The other batsmen managed 73 runs altogether. This innings scores very well on all the parameters and is placed at the top. In fact, Richards' classic and Gary Gilmour's 6 for 14 have stayed in the top places in the 17 years that my rankings have been around, starting as the ODI Wisden 100.
Gilchrist opened the innings and took the match away from Sri Lanka within the first 20 overs. The bowling attack was a very good one - Vaas, Malinga, Murali - but Gilchrist took only 104 balls to score 149. This was a rain-affected game and Australia's run rate of over seven an over was essential to win. The next highest score of the match was 63.
Richards played a totally different innings to Gilchrist's in the final of the 1979 World Cup. Coming in at 22 for 1, he anchored West Indies' innings. His 138 not out was slower than Gilchrist's 149 but invaluable in helping West Indies reach a match-winning total, although the final impetus was provided by Collis King's swashbuckling 86. The English bowling was good. The match importance index was an imposing 125%.
Anwar's record-setting 194 came in a Pakistan total of 327. The next best score of the innings was 39. The Indian attack was not very strong but the performance counts a lot for having come in an away win.
Jayasuriya demolished India almost single-handedly in this 161-ball innings in a Sharjah final. He saw the score slump to 116 for 4 before adding 166 with Russell Arnold, whose 52 was the next best score of the match. That India responded with only 54 matters little while evaluating this tour de force.
Guptill's was a bulldozer of an innings and was important because it came in a knockout World Cup game. He needed only 163 balls.
De Silva scored the only hundred while chasing in a World Cup final. The Australian innings never really got going and their 241 was below par. However, their bowling, led by Glenn McGrath, was a formidable one and soon Sri Lanka were struggling at 23 for 2. The classy hundred from de Silva, with support from Asanka Gurusinha, took Sri Lanka home rather comfortably.
Gower's innings was a classic of the 1980s, when 250 used to be a winning score. That England scored 267 was due to his magnificent 118-ball effort. A single comparison is enough to define the value of this innings: Gower's colleagues scored 90 in 189 balls.
Bangladesh are a tough team to beat in their own backyard. Their 255 was a competitive total since their bowling attack was very good. Hope opened the innings and, with minimal support, took West Indies home, scoring nearly 60% of their total. It was a run-a-ball innings while the other batsmen scratched around to score 98 in 154 balls.
|Viv Richards (WI)||90.40||Eng||189*(170)||11/2||174||31.9||15.6||3.02||23.2|
|Kapil Dev (IND)||89.65||Zim||175*(138)||9/4||189||27.6||15.7||3.80||27.8|
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS)||83.35||Sl||149 (104)||0/0||0||34.0||10.1||2.40||41.3|
|Viv Richards (WI)||83.26||Eng||138*(157)||22/1||34||37.2||6.7||2.20||25.3|
|Saeed Anwar (PAK)||80.93||Ind||194 (146)||0/0||0||30.6||11.4||4.24||41.3|
|S Jayasuriya (SL)||79.19||Ind||189 (161)||0/0||0||30.5||10.8||2.80||23.5|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||78.96||Wi||237*(163)||0/0||28||26.5||11.5||3.20||40.2|
|A de Silva (SL)||78.27||Aus||107*(124)||23/2||0||36.4||5.4||3.12||48.6|
|David Gower (ENG)||76.43||Nz||158 (118)||26/1||0||35.5||12.8||3.30||30.0|
|Shai Hope (WI)||76.37||Bd||146*(144)||0/0||71||30.1||11.6||4.26||39.3|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||76.26||Sl||183*(145)||7/1||0||34.8||11.0||4.82||75.1|
|Shane Watson (AUS)||75.88||Bd||185*( 96)||0/0||0||27.6||14.0||2.92||57.6|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||75.86||Sl||264 (173)||0/0||0||29.5||10.4||3.12||43.7|
|Graham Gooch (ENG)||74.80||Ind||115 (136)||0/0||0||31.6||6.8||2.88||29.6|
|Paul Stirling (IRE)||74.69||Can||177 (134)||0/0||0||28.6||12.2||4.14||31.0|
|S Jayasuriya (SL)||74.53||Ind||151*(120)||0/0||0||30.6||12.3||2.82||37.8|
|Andrew Symonds (AUS)||74.35||Pak||143*(125)||86/4||94||35.3||8.2||2.76||29.9|
|Clive Lloyd (WI)||74.13||Aus||102 ( 85)||50/3||0||32.0||7.6||1.56||31.4|
|Thissara Perera (SL)||74.05||Bd||80*( 57)||64/7||116||28.6||8.4||2.32||17.4|
|Marcus Stoinis (AUS)||73.98||Nz||146*(117)||54/5||213||29.1||11.3||3.50||29.8|
WC20: Bowling Performance Ratings
Gilmour took the first six wickets to fall for very few runs and finished with the incredible analysis of 12-6-14-6. All six batsmen fell for single figures. During thousands of runs of my ODI Ratings programs in the past 15 years, this performance has never gone off the top place. The importance of the match, the quality of batsmen dismissed, and the economy of the spell together have made this performance virtually unbeatable.
Bichel's spell was almost identical to that of Gilmour's in that he too dismissed the top six batsmen. That a bowler of the calibre of Brett Lee had figures of 9-0-58-0 in the match tells the true story. In addition, both Gilmour and Bichel had to produce run-a-ball batting cameos to take their sides home in tense chases.
Kuldeep dismissed five top-order English batsmen. His accuracy was phenomenal, especially the relative economy rate values - 2.5, compared to the team's 5.83, in an away match. Finally, this spell came against perhaps the all-time greatest batting team.
Bowling with the weight of 262 runs behind him, Aaqib was unplayable. The strong Indian batting line-up was completely at sea. Both Mohammad Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar were trapped lbw first ball.
Waqar single-handedly reduced England to 51 for 6 in this match-winning away performance.
Southee made the strong England line-up look like novices, dismissing the openers and five middle/late-order batsmen for low scores. The emphatic win put New Zealand well on their way to the final.
Garner had the cushion of a good total due to the sterling efforts of Richards and King. His 5 for 38 was not necessarily a defining spell, like the others on this list, but the importance of the World Cup final cannot be ignored, nor can the fact that he dismissed Graham Gooch, David Gower and Wayne Larkins, which tilted the scales. This is the only bowling performance in a World Cup final to make the cut.
Akram had a middling score of 262 behind him, but he dismissed the top five batsmen for scores of 10, 2, 11, 11 and 1 to pave the way for a tough away win. Australia slumped to 42 for 5, so it was surprising that Akram did not complete his spell, especially since the late-order batsmen made merry.
Styris had only 212 runs to defend (of which he had made 63 not out) against a strong West Indian side. His six-for included Brian Lara for 0, Ramnaresh Sarwan for 2, and Wavell Hinds for 4. These prize wickets and the fact that this was an away win pushed his performance into the top ten.
Mendis was unplayable in 2008 and India felt the heat the most - first, in Tests in Sri Lanka, and then in this match. Bowling in defence of a fair total of 273, Mendis took six wickets at a very low cost of 13 runs. This included four top-order wickets. This match also has a higher match importance index, being a final.
|Gary Gilmour (AUS)||89.28||Eng||12.0-6-14-6||29.3||45.7||2.3||3.0||11.7|
|Andy Bichel (AUS)||87.78||Eng||10.0-0-20-7||37.0||42.3||2.2||28.0||25.8|
|Kuldeep Yadav (IND)||85.96||Eng||10.0-0-25-6||46.1||41.1||2.3||6.0||44.8|
|Aaqib Javed (PAK)||85.83||Ind||10.0-1-37-7||36.7||48.0||1.0||8.4||28.2|
|Waqar Younis (PAK)||84.30||Eng||10.0-0-36-7||36.3||53.3||0.8||8.2||22.1|
|Tim Southee (NZ)||82.94||Eng||9.0-0-33-7||40.8||45.6||0.9||6.3||20.7|
|Joel Garner (WI)||82.46||Eng||11.0-0-38-5||31.7||28.9||1.0||3.6||25.3|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||81.88||Aus||8.0-1-21-5||33.6||41.0||1.8||4.3||28.9|
|Scott Styris (NZ)||81.84||Wi||7.0-0-25-6||37.5||41.1||1.7||7.4||29.6|
|Ajantha Mendis (SL)||81.83||Ind||8.0-1-13-6||42.7||43.0||3.1||5.9||22.3|
|Rashid Khan (AFG)||81.20||Wi||8.4-1-18-7||33.7||33.6||1.5||9.7||22.6|
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||81.19||Wi||9.0-3-12-7||37.2||35.4||1.6||8.3||16.9|
|Mitchell Starc (AUS)||80.18||Ind||10.0-2-43-6||43.2||42.1||1.2||12.0||38.3|
|Colin Croft (WI)||79.82||Eng||9.0-4-15-6||33.1||35.1||1.6||6.6||12.6|
|Junaid Khan (PAK)||79.79||Ind||9.0-1-43-4||45.5||42.4||0.8||9.1||45.5|
|M Muralitharan (SL)||79.65||Eng||10.0-0-34-5||33.9||29.4||1.5||6.7||39.7|
|Ashish Nehra (IND)||78.59||Eng||10.0-2-23-6||37.0||32.6||1.6||5.3||22.0|
|Shane Bond (NZ)||78.41||Ind||9.0-3-19-6||39.1||43.1||2.3||4.7||18.9|
|Shaun Pollock (SA)||78.39||Aus||9.2-1-36-5||39.4||28.5||1.0||4.3||21.3|
Anantha Narayanan has written for ESPNcricinfo and CastrolCricket and worked with a number of companies on their cricket performance ratings-related systems