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World Cup semi-final: Mitchell Starc sets record for most wickets in single World Cup

AFP
Published : Jul 11, 2019, 9:06 pm IST
Updated : Jul 11, 2019, 9:06 pm IST

Starc broke the record of 26 wickets in a single edition set by retired Australia paceman Glenn McGrath.

Mitchell Starc also scored 29 runs in the semi-final match against England (Photo: AP)
 Mitchell Starc also scored 29 runs in the semi-final match against England (Photo: AP)

Birmingham: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc set a new record for most wickets at a single World Cup when he had England's Jonny Bairstow lbw in the semi-finals at Edgbaston on Thursday.

That gave the left-arm quick his 27th wicket of the 2019 tournament, breaking the record of 26 for a single edition he had previously shared with retired Australia paceman Glenn McGrath.

But barring a spectacular collapse, Starc's strike looked like being a footnote in the match with England 124 for one in the 18th over chasing a victory target of 224.

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