Mitchell Starc takes first five-wicket haul of World Cup 2019

Mitchell Starc took the first five-wicket haul of World Cup 2019, leading Australia to victory over the West Indies at Trent Bridge.

Mitchell Starc's five-for swung the match in Australia's favour.   -  Getty Images

Mitchell Starc recorded the first five-wicket haul of the 2019 World Cup to lead Australia to its second consecutive win of the tournament. Australia successfully defended 288 after half-centuries from Nathan Coulter-Nile and Steve Smith had helped the defending champion twice recover from precarious situations batting first.

Mitchell Starc performance highlights against West Indies

  • Starc records his sixth five-wicket haul in One-Day International Cricket
  • This is Starc's third five-for against the West Indies

Read: Coulter-Nile 92 lifts Australia to 288

The left-arm pacer removed Chris Gayle with the new ball to ensure Australia didn't allow West Indies to get off to a blazing start in chasing a stiff target.

Starc's final two overs, the 46th and 48th of the West Indies innings, proved decisive, with just two runs coming off those overs for the bargain of three wickets.

Jason Holder had been holding the West Indies innings together after Shai Hope had been dismissed for 68. And Starc, with the final ball of his ninth over, removed Holder with a bouncer directed at the left armpit, inducing a false stroke from the West Indies captain.

Starc has six wickets in two matches so far at this edition of the World Cup.

Bowlers to take first five-for in each World Cup:

Year

Player

Figures

For

Vs

Venue

Date

1975

Dennis Lillee

5-34

AusPakLeeds07-06-1975

1979

Alan Hurst

5-21

AusCanBirmingham16-06-1979

1983

Winston Davis

7-51

WIAusLeeds11-06-1983

1987

Craig McDermott

5-44

AusPakLahore04-11-1987

1996

Paul Strang

5-21

ZimKenPatna27-02-1996

1999

Lance Klusener

5-21

SAKenAmstelveen26-05-1999

2003

Austin Codrington

5-27

CanBanDurban11-02-2003

2007

Charl Langeveldt

5-39

SASLProvidence28-03-2007

2011

Shahid Afridi

5-16

PakKenHambantota23-02-2011

2015

Steven Finn

5-71

EngAusMelbourne14-02-2015

(Stats by Rajneesh Gupta)