World Cup 2019: Starc elated after ‘fantastic’ performance vs West Indies

first_img Reuters NottinghamJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 15:22 IST Mitchell Starc lead Australia towards a great victory over West Indies (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat West Indies by 15 runs in Nottingham on ThursdayStarc completed with figures of 5-46 from his 10 overs at Trent BridgeStarc said Australia are confident of playing some really positive cricketMitchell Starc saw plenty of positives after his five-wicket haul helped Australia to a 15-run World Cup win over West Indies on Thursday but it could have been a different story.The fastest man to take 150 wickets in 50 overs cricket dismissed Windies captain Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell in the last five overs to finish with figures of 5-46 from his 10 overs at Trent Bridge.”It was probably touch and go there,” the seamer told reporters.”Look, we’ve always had the belief there, and we’ve got plenty of good bowling in our line-up, and we know we’ve got guys that can bowl at the death.”We were always only a couple of wickets away, and at the same time they were probably only a few sticks away from taking the game away from us. A fantastic game of cricket today,” he added.Nathan Coulter-Nile had earlier struck a defiant 92, the highest World Cup score for a number eight batsman, after Australia lost their first five wickets for 79 runs.Starc said Australia were fortunate to get as many as they did, having earlier felt anything over 200 would give them a chance, and they came away with two wins from two games and heaps of positives.”He’s (Coulter-Nile) such a clean striker of the ball, and he hit some fantastic shots today, said Starc. Without his 92, it would have been a real battle for us with the ball.””As long as I can keep contributing to the group the way I’ve done today and hopefully the last couple of weeks, it’s a great sign for the group going forward, and we can start to string performances together, he added.advertisement”If we can all keep contributing and having a great tournament, it’s going to result in some really positive cricket for Australia.”While Coulter-Nile steadied the ship and helped set a competitive total of 288, it was still a close run thing in a match peppered with umpiring errors.One of them was a no-ball that went undetected just before the delivery that finally dismissed West Indies opener Chris Gayle.Starc admitted he had been unaware of the mis-step at the time.”I’m normally pretty close and I’ve actually been a fair way back for the last few weeks,” he said.”I didn’t know I was over there, but someone told me about five minutes ago that I was a fair way over. Got away with that one, fortunately.”Also Read | No regrets: Cricket South Africa on turning down AB de Villiers’ comeback offerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal turns guest for Chahal TV after demolishing South AfricaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow West Indies vs AustraliaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Mitchell Starc World Cup 2019: Starc elated after ‘fantastic’ performance vs West IndiesMitchell Starc became the fastest man to take 150 wickets in ODI cricket as he led Australia to a win over West Indies on Thursday. Nathan Coulter-Nile scored a 92 after Australia lost their first five wickets for 79 runs.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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