Mitchell Starc sets record for most wickets at a single World Cup

The Australian pacer picked his 27th wicket of the 2019 edition in the semi-final against England.

Published: 11th July 2019 08:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2019 08:52 PM   |  A+A-

Mitchell Starc

Starc broke McGrath's record | AP

By AFP

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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