Mithali Raj breaks record for most runs in Women ODIs

Posted July 13, 2017

Raj needed just 34 runs to overtake former England captain Charlotte Edwards on the all-time ODI run-scoring charts and her opportunity at the crease came only, with opener Smriti Mandhana dismissed for three after Australia sent their opponents in.

Late last month, Mithali also became the only batswoman to score 7 consecutive half-centuries in global matches after she slammed 71 against England in the ongoing World Cup.

Raj, who made her global debut at the age of just 17, against Ireland in 1999, immediately made an impact by scoring a hundred in her first game in national colours. "There's been some very good cricket played, and every game from here on is going to be high-quality", she said. Indian woman cricket team captain Mithali Raj, a 34-year-old star player from Jodhpur scripted a new success story today evening.

Raj, who is often dubbed as Sachin Tendulkar of women's cricket, breached the 6000 mark is style as she hammered Kristen Beams for a massive six over her head. Raut slogged one to deep square leg and then on the next ball, Veda Krishnamurthy was run out in a big mix up between her and Kaur. Perry also scores an unbeaten half-century.

Throughout her illustrious career, Mithali has swept across records at will and the saga started from her very first ODI in India colours. Rolton scored the highest test score of 209 (not out). That innings was the highest ever individual Test score at the time, a record surpassed only by Pakistan's Kiran Baluch in 2004.

She tops the woman's batting table with 703 ratings.

Mithali made her ODI debut against Ireland in June 1999, scoring a match-winning century boasts a 50 plus average. The International Cricket Council (ICC) also congratulated the India women's captain.

"We've had a chance to learn from that and we will be better for the next game".