Mithali Raj creates world record; becomes highest run scorer

Mithali Raj creates world record; becomes highest run scorer
Mithali Raj creates world record; becomes highest run scorer

New Delhi: India skipper of women’s cricket team Mithali Raj on Wednesday created a world record by reaching benchmark 6000-runs becoming the highest run-scorer in women’s cricket.

She achieved the feat against Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match at Bristol. The India skipper’s remarkable performance has caught the attention of the entire nation and on Wednesday she added this feather to her cap. Before the start of the match against the Aussie women, Mithali was 33 runs short of England cricketer Charlotte Edwards’ 5992 runs in 191 matches.

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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 (48) by any woman cricketer.

The 34-year-old made her debut at the age of 16.

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