India’s Mithali Raj becomes highest run-getter in women’s ODIs


India captain Mithali Raj scripted history on Wednesday as she became the all-time leading run-getter in women’s one-day internationals.

Mithali, who is leading India at the ICC Women’s World Cup in England, overtook Charlotte Edwards after scoring her 34th run against Australia in Bristol.

The 34-year-old reached the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings. She also became the first woman cricketer to score 6,000 ODI runs.

Mithali made her ODI debut against Ireland in June 1999, scoring a match-winning century boasts a 50 plus average.

Starting from February 7, 2017, she hit seven consecutive half-centuries – a hot streak that ended when she fell for 46 against West Indies in Taunton at the ongoing world cup.

Incidentally, it’s an Indian bowler Jhulan Goswami, with 189 wickets, who is the all-time leading wicket-taker in women’s ODIs.

So far, Mithali has scored 6028 runs with the help of five centuries and 49 half-centuries.

Published on 12 July 2017

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