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Starc sets new record at Cricket World Cup

Starc sets new record at Cricket World Cup

England on Thursday made it to the finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they crushed Australia in the second semi-final of at Edgbaston.

Roy initially asked for a review, and replays showed he hadn't touched the ball, but he had to leave the field after it was pointed out to him that Jonny Bairstow had already used up England's challenge.

Root (49 not out off 46) and captain Eoin Morgan (45 not out off 39) knocked off the remaining runs to complete a famous win in just 32.1 overs.

Starc is the leading wicket-taker at this World Cup by a fair distance. Lockie Ferguson, who will play in Sunday's final for New Zealand, is third, with 18 wickets.

"We got off to a flyer and when chasing a relatively small total, that's the difference".

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The biggest concern during England's batting innings was a potential groin strain that seem to hinder Bairstow and he was trapped plumb in front by Starc for 34 - ultimately wasting England's review.

England, in reply, started explosively.

England´s woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup prompted a root-and-branch reform of their approach to one-day internationals for a side that had long placed Test success above all other considerations. Jofra Archer got the big scalp of and Chris Woakes sent back risky David Warner and young Peter Handscomb to reduce Australia to 14/3.

A short ball from Archer struck new man Carey on the helmet and the Australian wicketkeeper had the presence of mind to catch his lid as it flew towards the stumps with the fiery delivery drawing blood from his chin. They formed a valuable stand of 103 runs before tweaker Adil Rashid had Australia in trouble again.

Steve Smith was later run out on 85 runs as Australia finished up below-par 223 runs.