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Smart Stats: Krunal Pandya's 2 for 26 more impactful than Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav's fifties

De Kock, the official Man of the Match, was the third-most impactful player in the match, with Yadav occupying second place

There were three half-centuries hit in the match between the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals, but according to ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats, the most impactful performance came from Krunal Pandya for his figures of 2 for 26 from four overs.
Pandya's bowling figures convert to 80.2 impact points, almost 12 points clear of Man-of-the-Match Quinton de Kock's 68.5 points for his 36-ball 53. The Delhi Capitals' captain Shreyas Iyer conceded after the match that his team was 10-15 runs short of a par score that could've tested a strong Mumbai Indians batting line-up. This was also evident in the manner the Mumbai Indians eased to the target with only ten runs required from the last two overs.
Pandya's wicket of Iyer was instrumental in restricting the Capitals to a below-par total. Smart Stats gives each wicket an impact value based on the quality of the batsman and the stage of the innings at which he is dismissed. In the context of the match, Pandya's wickets of Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane earned him 53.5 impact points, and his economical bowling earning him another 26.7 points. His unbeaten seven-ball 12 in the chase earned him another 13.1 points taking his total impact points to 93.3 - the highest earned by any player in the match.
In fact, de Kock was only the third-most impactful player in the match, with Suryakumar Yadav at second place. This is because Smart Stats reckons the Mumbai Indians' strong batting was more likely to have made up for de Kock's rate of scoring than Yadav's, given de Kock had a strike rate of 147.2 compared to Yadav's 186.6.

ESPNcricinfo stats team