Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

Australia's paceman Mitchell Starc walks towards his bowling mark during the semi-final against India at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26, 2015For the second time at this World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team’s fate in the final on Sunday. The two lethal left-arm fast bowlers will go head-to head at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the tournament’s leading wicket-takers who lit up the group clash between the co-hosts exactly a month ago. Boult grabbed 5-27 to bundle Australia out for 151 in Auckland before Starc hit back with 6-28 to leave the Black Caps nine down and only managing to go past the modest target due to a Kane Williamson six. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said it would be hard to forget the performance of both Boult and Starc in what was a “a tremendous advertisement for the game”.

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