She also became the first woman cricketer in ODIs to surpass 6,000 runs.

ICC Womens World Cup Mithali Raj creates ODI history becomes leading run-scorerFacebook
news Sports Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:34

Indian captain Mithali Raj entered the record books on Wednesday when she notched up the highest tally of runs by a woman in ODI (one-day international) cricket. She achieved the feat while scoring 69 runs against Australia at Bristol in the ongoing World Cup.

During the course of her innings, Mithali went past England cricketer Charlotte Edwards tally of 5992 runs in 191 matches.

She also became the first woman cricketer in ODIs to surpass 6,000 runs.

Earlier, she had achieved another record by scoring seven consecutive fifties in ODIs, again a first in women’s ODI cricket.

In fact, her record of seven consecutive fifties is the second best ever, if you take the men’s records also into account.

Javed Miandad holds the all-time record of scoring nine consecutive fifties in ODI cricket.

That’s not all, she has the most half-centuries for any batswoman with 48 fifties to her credit.

Records are not new to Mithali as at the age of 19, she scored a mammoth 214 runs in a Test match against England in 2002, which was at the time, the highest score in Test cricket. 

The 34-year-old Mithali, made her ODI debut in 1999 against Ireland and steadily rose up the ranks.

Besides being a top class batswoman, she can also bowl leg spin. 

She is captaining the side in the ongoing World Cup in England where the team has had a good run winning four out of the five matches played so far.

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