Mitchell Starc Becomes the Fastest Bowler to Take 150 Wickets in ODIs

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Australian left arm pacer, Mitchell Starc has take 150 wickets in ODI cricket and become the fastest bowler to reach the mark. Mitchell Starc needed just 77 matches to reach the 150 wicket milestone in ODI cricket. In the process, he broke the record set by former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who took 78 matches to reach that mark.

Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets for 46 runs in his 10-over spell against West Indies in their second match at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. It was a complete showdown by the left arm pacer to send back 5 crucial players of West Indies to the pavilion.

Mitchell Starc first took the big wicket of Chris Gayle as the ball nipped in with the late movement which Chris Gayle failed to read and the ball missed an inside edge to hit the back pad as he was given out lbw.

He was again brought back into the attack when Andre Russell was looking dangerous on the crease as Windies were slowly looking to reach the target. Andre Russell decided to take on the Australian strike bowler and went on to give his wicket. Starc again did his job as he was bought back to take the big man.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc

However, West Indies were still looking good out there in the middle with captain Jason Holder on the crease hitting a half-century and Carlos Brathwaite looking to get back in form. Starc again came back and di the magic. He first took the wicket of Brathwaite with a low full toss.

In the same over, he took the crucial wicket of Jason Holder in the last ball with a perfect bouncer which Holder couldn’t connect as he gloved the ball and send the ball in the hands of the short fine leg.

He took his fifth wicket in the name of Sheldon Cottrell as he bowled him. Cottrell completely misread the ball and couldn’t connect the ball with the bat. With this, he became the first bowler to take a fiver in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mitchell Starc’s five wickets helped Australia to win a close match against West Indies.

Earlier, left arm New Zealand pacer, Trent Boult became the second fastest bowler to reach the 150 mark in ODIs behind Saqlain Mushtaq. However, he now slips to the third position as Stac becomes the fastest. On Wednesday, Boult took 2 wickets with giving 44 runs against Bangladesh at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.