Mitchell Starc Cleans Up Dawid Malan With An Incredible Delivery
By CricShots - Nov 19, 2022 5:19 pm
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Australia’s searing left-arm fast bowler, Mitchell Starc seems adamant about proving his credentials in limited-overs cricket as the speedster got rid of England’s hero of the last game Dawid Malan with an unplayable nut in the second ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The 32-year-old provided a dream start to the Aussies, scalping a couple of wickets in the first over of the chase.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc cleaned up Dawid Malan

The Men in Yellow set a competitive total on the board, thanks to Steve Smith’s enterprising knock of 94. Marnus Labuschagne and the incoming Mitchell Marsh also managed to score with the fifties to help Australia reach a total of 280 on a sticky surface. A Jos Buttler-less England was chasing a series-leveling win; however, they were rocked early by a menacing Mitchell Starc.

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Micthell Starc was under scrutiny after an underwhelming T20 World Cup that saw him left out of the squad for their final Super 12 game. But the veteran pacer showcased his abilities by getting rid of the in-form Dawid Malan with a jaffa in his very first over. England’s opening batter Jason Roy, who fell to a similar corker in the series opener, fell prey to the southpaw fast bowler in the same over as England lost two batters for naught.

The Men in Yellow, marshaled by stand-in skipper Josh Hazlewood in the absence of Pat Cummins, dented the visitor’s hope further by reducing them to 34/3 inside the powerplay. England’s top order failed to do much in the match, missing their inspirational skipper Jos Buttler, who was rested for the game. Moeen Ali led the side in the absence of the explosive wicket-keeper batter.

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With the hosts in the ascendency, Sam Billings and James Vince formed a solid alliance in the middle, stitching an invaluable stand of 122 runs stand for the fourth wicket, dragging their side out of deep waters.