Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj made history on Wednesday at the Women’s World Cup today, 34 runs scored against Australia in Bristol, Mithali has become the highest run scorer in ODIs. Prior to this match, Mithali needed only 33 runs to match England’s cricketer Charlotte Edwards’s record of 5992 runs. Edwards scored the runs in 191 matches. Mitali has went into this not only England batsman Edwards’ record beaten, but women run up to 6,000 to reach the first woman to figures in ODI cricket batsman during the innings.

Earlier, Mithali had recorded his record of hitting half-century in seven consecutive tournaments during the tournament. The record of most ODI half centuries in women’s cricket is on the name of 34-year-old captain of India. Mithali debuted in International Cricket at the age of 16. Due to her skill in batting, she is sometimes called ‘Women’s Cricket Sachin Tendulkar’.

This is Mithali’s 183rd match and 164th innings. In this match, she played an innings of 69 runs in 114 balls with four fours and a six. Her┬áname so far have recorded 6,061 runs at an average of 51.83. Her highest score in ODIs is 114 not out.

Edwards has scored so many runs in 180 innings of 191 matches at an average of 38.16. Australian batsmen Belinda Clark is at third place in the list of batsmen who make the most runs. She has scored 4,844 runs in 114 innings of 118 matches at an average of 47.49. She has also scored a double hundred in ODI cricket. Her highest score is 229 runs.

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