ICC World Cup 2019: Match 10, Australia vs Windies – Starc’s record 5-fer, Coulter-Nile’s rescue act and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Australia’s narrow win against the Windies in Nottingham.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

A glimpse of a vintage Australia was on display on Thursday as the defending champions of the CWC sneaked past Windies by 15 runs from a dire situation early on. The Australians were reduced to 38/4 at one stage but Steve Smith (73) put on crucial partnerships with Alex Carey (45) and Nathan Coulter-Nile. The all-rounder Coulter-Nile was a stand out performer scoring 92 off 60 balls with 12 boundaries. In the chase, the Caribbean team were needing 38 from last five overs before Mitchell Starc picked up crucial wickets to change the course of the game.

All the statistical highlights from Australia’s narrow win against the Windies in Nottingham:

Australia extends their winning streak:

10 – Australia won each of their last ten matches in the ODI format. The last time they won ten or more ODIs in a succession was back in 2009/10 season.


Windies’ fortress breached:

2 – Only the 2nd time the West Indians lost an ODI at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. They played as many as nine ODIs at this venue winning in six of them while another ending without a result. Their other defeat was against the hosts England way back in 1984. In these 35 years, the Windies won five of the six ODIs in Nottingham while one game lasting only 2.2 overs.

Aussies CWC domination extends:

16 – Australia has a win percentage of 50 and more against all 16 teams they faced in the World Cup which makes them the only team to achieve a special feat. Windies were the only team against which Aussies didn’t dominate prior to this game as they won four of the nine CWC meetings with the Caribbean team.

A gutsy effort with the bat by Coulter-Nile:

92 – The 92-run knock by Nathan Coulter-Nile is the highest individual score in the World Cup by any player while batting at No.8 or lower position. Heath Streak’s 72* in 2003 against New Zealand is the previous highest at that position.

92 – Coulter-Nile’s 92 is the 2nd highest by any player while batting at No.8 in an ODI game. Chris Woakes’ unbeaten 95 against Sri Lanka in 2016 is the highest ODI score at this position which was also recorded in Nottingham.

Starc @ 150:

77 – Mitchell Starc became the quickest bowler to 150 wickets in ODI cricket. He achieved the milestone in his 77th ODI; one fewer than the previous fastest Saqlain Mushtaq (78).

6 – Mitchell Starc became only the 6th bowler to take two 5-wicket hauls in the World Cup. No player has picked up more than two 5-fers in the World Cups yet. Australia’s Gary Gilmour and Glenn McGrath, Vasbert Drakes of Windies, Ashanta de Mel of Sri Lanka and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi are the other five players two 5-fers in CWCs.

Throwing it away:

10 – All the ten wickets in Australian innings were caught dismissals; the 2nd such instance in ODI cricket for the Aussies. All their ten wickets came through catches in the 2006 Cape Town ODI against South Africa.

A rare CWC game:

3 – This game between Australia and Windies is the only the 3rd in the World Cup where the losing side played their full 50 overs while the winning team was bundled out. England were bowled out for 272 in the 2003 edition game against Namibia who were limited to 217/9. Later in 2007, England finished with 233/8 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 235.

NCN scores and concedes:

2 – Nathan Coulter-Nile is only the 2nd player in the history of World Cup to have scored 70 and more runs and also concede 70 and more runs in the same game. Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams is the other player who scored 96 and recorded figures of 3/70 with the ball against Ireland in 2015.