Mithali Raj Be­comes High­est Run-Get­ter In Women’s ODIs

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In­dia cap­tain Mithali Raj cre­ated his­tory when she be­came the lead­ing run-scorer in women’s One Day In­ter­na­tional (ODI) cricket. She achieved the feat against Aus­tralia in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match at Bris­tol. Mithali was 33 runs short of Eng­land crick­eter Char­lotte Ed­wards’ 5992 runs in 191 matches. Not only did Mithali go past the English­woman’s world record but she also be­came the first ever woman crick­eter to touch the 6,000 ODI runs mark.

Ear­lier, she achieved the feat of scor­ing seven con­sec­u­tive fifties in ODIs after she played a ter­rific knock against Eng­land in the World Cup last Satur­day. Apart from this, Mithali has also notched the max­i­mum num­ber of ODI half-cen­turies (49) by any woman crick­eter. The 34-year-old, who made her de­but at the age of 16, has of­ten been called the Sachin Ten­dulkar of In­dian women’s cricket.

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