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McGrath holds sway

April 1, 2007
Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath took full advantage of some rash Bangladesh batting to break the record for World Cup wickets in a rain-shortened Super Eights match on Saturday.

McGrath, taking the new ball for the first time in the tournament, captured three for 16 from his five overs in a match reduced to 22 overs a side following a five-hour delay after overnight rain had soaked the outfield.

It took his World Cup wicket tally to 57, two ahead of the former record. He is also this tournament's leading wicket-taker with 12.

He bowled Shahriar Nafees in his second over for three to equal Pakistani Wasim Akram's mark of 55.

McGrath, 37, who had 45 wickets before the tournament, will retire from all cricket after the World Cup final in Barbados on April 28.

Photograph: Getty Images

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