4 - Steve Smith and Alex Carrey added 103 runs for the fourth wicket against England at Edgbaston, which is Australia’s highest fourth wicket partnership in the ongoing World Cup. They overtook the previous highest stand by some distance, which was a 36-run stand between Smith and Glenn Maxwell against India at The Oval in a losing cause.
8 - With his 85 off 119 balls against England in their World Cup 2019 semi-final match at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday, Steve Smith brought up his eighth World Cup half century, the joint highest number of fifties by an Australian batsman in the showpiece tournament. It took Smith 20 innings to reach the feat. He equalled former Australia captains Adam Gilchrist and Michael Clarke, who reached the feat in 31 and 21 innings respectively.
12 - England’s Joe Root took his 12th catch of the current World Cup to dismiss Pat Cummins off Adil Rashid on Thursday, which is most by any fielder in a single edition of a World Cup. He overtook former Australia skipper Rickey Ponting, who had grabbed 11 catches in their World Cup winning campaign in South Africa in 2003.
27 - Australian ace pacer Mitchell Starc became the highest wicket-taker in a single World Cup edition when he dismissed Jonny Bairstow in their semi-final against England on Thursday to take his World Cup 2019 wicket tally to 27. He surpassed Australia legend Glenn McGrath, who took 26 wickets in 11 matches in the 2007 edition in West Indies. Starc took one match less to make the record his own.
50 -The 103-run partnership between Steve Smith and Alex Carrey was Australia’s 50th hundred-run stand in World Cup. The five-time World Champions also have the most hundred-run stands in the competition’s history by some margin with India being second on the list with 38 century stands.
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