Mitchell Starc breaks Saqlain Mushtaq’s 21 year old record

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Mitchell Starc breaks Saqlain Mushtaq’s 21 year old record. Pic ICC

Apart from leading Australia to hard fought win against spirited Australia side, left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc added another record to his acolades as he became the fastest bowler in the history of ODI cricket to scalp 150 wickets.

Starc ended with outstanding figures of 5/46 and played a pivotal role in Australia’s 15-run win over Windies in their second group stage match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday. Starc accounted for the wickets of Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell.

Courtesy of his five-star show, Starc also etched his name in history books as the quickest bowler to 150 ODI wickets. The speedster bettered former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq’s record by 1 match.

The off-spinner’s record stood for 21 years as he had achieved this feat on Jan 16, 1998 against India in Dhaka. Trent Boult, Brett Lee and Ajantha Mendis complete the top five of this illustrious list.