Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, who had a dream spell in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, set a new record for the most number of wickets in a single edition of the mega event. Starc achieved this feat in the 18th over of England’s innings after trapping Jonny Bairstow plumb in front of the stumps in the second semifinal on Thursday.
With his removal of Bairstow, Mitchell Starc raised his wicket tally at #CWC19 to 27. Incredible 🔥
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 11, 2019
That gave the left-arm fast bowler his 27th wicket of the tournament in England and Wales, breaking the record of 26 in a single edition he had previously shared with former Australia speedster Glenn McGrath.
Talking about the match, Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first.
A poor batting performance by Australia and a tight England bowling, saw the Aussies bundled out for 223 runs. Man of the Match Chris Woakes (3/20) was superb with the ball and got good support from Adil Rashid (3/54) from the other end.
England were right on the money from the word go for a paltry chase. Even Starc could not bother the Englishmen and the latter reached home with 8 wickets in hand.
Starc ended with the figures of 1 for 70 in 9 overs but not before setting a world record.
England will take on New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday (14 July).
Here is one the best balls bowled by Starc in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
— ICC (@ICC) June 25, 2019