Australia's Mitchell Starc. Photograph:( Reuters )
Starc took 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
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.
May have been a disappointing end for him, but he was ⚡ in the #CWC19 on the whole!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 12, 2019
With a record-breaking 27 wickets, he's very likely to finish top wicket-taker for the second World Cup in succession! pic.twitter.com/mGbL7aUI0K
England swept into their first World Cup final for 27 years as the hosts crushed Australia by eight wickets on Thursday to book a clash with New Zealand in Sunday's title match.