Watch: Starc Dismisses Well-Set Ben Stokes With Stunning Yorker

The left-armer now has 15 wickets from six games for Australia. 

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England’s Ben Stokes kicks his bat after being clean bowled by Australia’s Mitchell Starc, as Australia’s Steve Smith looks on during the Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia at Lord’s. 

Australia defeated England by 64 runs to become the first team to book a place in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. Hosts England had a stiff target to chase after Australia posted 285/7 in their 50 overs.

The Eoin Morgan-led side lost early wickets and were tottering at 53 for 4 when Ben Stokes came out to bat. He combined with Jos Buttler (25) to stitch a 71-run stand before Buttler was dismissed with the team score on 124 in the 28th over.

The turning point in the match however came when Mitchell Starc cleaned up Ben Stokes for 89 (off 115 balls) with a stunning yorker, shattering England’s hopes of winning the game.

Meanwhile, this is how Twitterverse reacted to the delivery that dismissed all-round Ben Stokes.

Stokes scored 89 off 115 balls. He hit eight fours and two sixes in what was a captivating innings.

England’s chances of making it to the last four has taken a huge dip after this loss. They play India and New Zealand in their last two games and find themselves in a must-win situation.

Starc picked four wickets in the game. His scalps included Joe Root (8), Eoin Morgan (4), Ben Stokes (89) and Adil Rashid (25).

The left-armer now has 15 wickets from six games.

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