Australia may be having a torrid time in Sri Lanka but their strike bowler Mitchell Starc is making every outing of his count. On Sunday, during the first ODI of the five-match series between Sri Lanka and Australia, Starc broke Saqlain Mushtaq’s 19-year-old record and rewrote the books as he became the fastest to 100-wicket club in ODIs.

Starc, who made his ODI debut back in 2010, emerged as a top pacer in recent years. He played a major role in Australia’s successful campaign in the ICC World Cup 2015. Starc was named the Player of the Tournament for his 22 victims at 10.18.

Saqlain took 53 ODIs to reach the 100-mark; the lanky Australian left-arm pacer took a game less and accomplished the feat in 52 ODIs. Dhananjaya de Silva became Starc’s 100th victim. ALSO READ: Poll: Mitchell Starc, Mustafizur Rahman, Trent Boult or Mohammad Amir — who is the best left arm pacer currently?

With his menacing pace, lethal bouncers and toe-crushing yorkers, Starc has established himself as one of the best bowlers in the world. Starc is one of the reasons for Australia’s domination in the ODI format for long. This feat has only enhanced his reputation.

The 26-year-old Australian’s ability to replicate magic with the red ball was doubted by many but Starc proved his critics wrong when earlier in this tour by finishing with 24 wickets in the 3 Test series against Sri Lanka. His wickets came at 15.16.

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