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Mitchell Starc breaks Glenn McGrath's 12-year World Cup record with 27th wicket

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc broke the record for most wickets in a single edition of the World Cup during the second semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston.


Starc dismissed Jonny Bairstow in the 18th over of the second innings to break Glenn McGrath's record, which stood for 12 years. McGrath had taken 26 wickets in Australia's victorious campaign in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.


Starc broke the record with his 27th scalp in this edition but the wicket might have come a little too late for Australia as England are in a strong position in chase of 224 in Birmingham.


Starc is currently joint-fifth in the all-time wicket-takers list in World Cups with 49 scalps from 18 matches across two editions. He is level with former Sri Lanka great Chaminda Vaas.

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