Indian Women’s Cricket team captain Mithali Raj created history on Wednesday when she became the leading run-scorer in women’s One Day International (ODI) cricket. She achieved the feat against Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match at Bristol. In the 23rd match of Women’s ODI World Cup, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. With the help of Punam Raut’s century and Raj’s 69 runs, India scored 226 runs.
Scoring 69 runs, Mithali overtook Charlotte Edwards (5992) after scoring her 34th run against Australia. The 34-year-old reached the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings – 16 less than Charlotte. 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.
Mithali is in fine form as she keeps shattering the records in every match. 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 (49) by any woman cricketer.