Mitchell Starc Breaks Record for Most Wickets in a World Cup
Australia’s Mitchell Starc appeals successfully for the wicket of England’s Jonny Bairstow during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Australia’s Mitchell Starc appeals successfully for the wicket of England’s Jonny Bairstow during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham.(Photo: AP)

Mitchell Starc Breaks Record for Most Wickets in a World Cup

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has broken the record for most wickets taken at a single Cricket World Cup.

By trapping Jonny Bairstow lbw for 34, Starc moved to 27 wickets for this tournament, one more than Glenn McGrath (26) achieved in 2007 in the Caribbean.

England were after 17.2 overs, chasing 224 to win the semifinal in Birmingham.

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Earlier, in the game, Steve Smith 85 off 119 balls guided Australia to 223 in the second semifinal in Edgbaston. The top order of David Warner and Aaron Finch failed to give the Aussies a good start.

Chris Woakes took 3 for 20 including the wicket of Warner to give England the early initiative in the game. Jofra Archer took 3 for 32 while Adil Rashid took 3 for 54 from his spell.

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