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Starc surpasses McGrath in setting new World Cup wickets record

  • The wicket of Jonny Bairstow saw Mitchell Starc overtake Glenn McGrath for the most dismissals at a single Cricket World Cup.
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Modified 11 Jul 2019, 20:58 IST
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Australia left-arm quick Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc set a new record for wickets taken at a single Cricket World Cup when he dismissed England's Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston on Thursday.

The Australia left-arm quick came into the semi-final having claimed 26 victims in his prior nine matches at the tournament, the same number as compatriot Glenn McGrath picked up at the 2007 edition.

Starc's haul included the 4-43 he took in the group-stage defeat of England at Lord's and he set the new benchmark by trapping Bairstow lbw for 34.

There was little cause for celebration for Starc, though, as that left England 124-1 in the 18th over after bowling Australia out for just 223.

Joe Root sent three of Starc's next four deliveries to the boundary, leaving the paceman with figures of 1-50 after five overs and England seemingly on course to set up a final showdown with New Zealand at Lord's.

Published 11 Jul 2019, 20:58 IST
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