Starc surpasses McGrath in setting new World Cup wickets record

  • Starc surpasses McGrath in setting new World Cup wickets record

Starc surpasses McGrath in setting new World Cup wickets record

Australia´s first-ever World Cup semi-final defeat, after seven previous victories at this stage, shattered the five-time champions´ hopes of reaching the final for the sixth time in the past seven editions. The Aussies are facing the wrath of the English bowlers recreating a similar picture of Indian batsmen against New Zealand yesterday.

Mitchell Starc set a new record for wickets taken at a single Cricket World Cup when he dismissed England's Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston on Thursday. She now writes for OBN with a focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency related topics.

Despite losing both openers, Joe Root (49no) and captain Eoin Morgan (45no) ensured there would be no shock collapse, easing the hosts home in 32.1 overs.

England, who were in the semi-finals for the first time since 1992, have lost all three of their World Cup finals.

Roy struck five sixes and nine fours before being given out caught behind even though he didn't touch the ball. Their top batting duo - David Warner and Steve Smith - were serving a ban for cheating and the team seemed to be in complete disarray. England have been probably the front-runners in world cricket over the last four years, the way they have changed the game, their game plan in particular has been very aggressive, taking it to the opposition.

The five-time world champions were unable to cope with the searing spell of swing and seam bowling Archer and Woakes were producing, pitching the ideal lines and lengths in a hostile opening half-an-hour of play.

"If you told me after the last World Cup that we'd reach the final I wouldn't have believed you", the captain told the BBC's Test Match Special.

Australia batsman Steve Smith fell victim to a brilliant run-out after a throw from England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler passed threw his legs and hit the stumps.