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Sensational Starc flies into record books

One-day wrecking machine finishes Matador Cup with most wickets in a domestic season

Mitchell Starc has smashed the Australian domestic one-day record for the most wickets in a single season, his three wickets in Sunday's Matador BBQs One-Day Cup final taking him to 26 from just six matches in the competition.

The pure numbers from Starc's tournament underline his dominance: 26 wickets from six matches at an average of 8.12 and a strike rate of 12.3, a wicket almost every two overs.

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He breaks the record set by Victoria's Shane Harwood in 2008-09, when the Bushrangers quick took 24 wickets in 10 matches. Starc has surpassed his record in a tick over half as many games.

Seventeen of Starc's 26 wickets were bowled, the left-armer's express pace and late swing proving too much for everyone from top-order players to tail-enders.

Twice his victim was rookie Redbacks skipper Travis Head, bowled in near identical fashion in the opening over of SA's two matches against the Blues at North Sydney Oval.

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The world's No.1 ranked one-day bowler, Starc was incredibly consistent throughout the three-week tournament.

Having opened with 6-25 against the rookie CA XI on the opening day, he grabbed four wickets apiece against South Australia and then Western Australia to end the first week of the competition with 14 wickets.

He grabbed another five against Tasmania at Hurstville Oval in week two and surely would have grabbed more had he not been rested from NSW's clash against Queensland 10 days ago.

Brought back into the side for the match against Victoria last Sunday, Starc grabbed another four wickets before another three in the decider against the Redbacks helped clinch the record.