Mitchell Starc Becomes the Fastest Bowler to Reach 150 ODI Wickets
Starc also became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
Mitchell Starc grabbed five wickets for 46 runs in a brilliant show of fast bowling as defending champions Australia pulled off a 15-run win against West Indies in a tense World Cup match to notch up their second win in Nottingham on Thursday.
Starc, in the process, became the fastest bowler to reach the 150-wicket mark in ODIs. He reached the milestone in his 77th ODI match while Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq had achieved it in 78 matches.
He also became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales
Windies needed 38 off 30 balls at the start of the 45th over with Holder looking steady to lead his team to victory. But Starc had other ideas, as he sent Holder and Brathwaite back in the hut to haul Australia back in the driver's seat.
Starc, last World Cup’s Man of the Series, then castled Sheldon Cottrell (1) to complete his superb haul of 5/46 in 10 overs as the defending champions strolled to victory in the end.
Chasing 289 for victory, the West Indies lost veteran Chris Gayle (21) early with Starc trapping him plumb in front. This was not before Gayle had a series of reprieve, courtesy DRS, off Starc’s previous over.
Windies, in the end, could manage 273/9 in 50 overs.
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