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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj becomes the first woman cricketer to score 6000 runs in ODI cricket and becomes the highest run-getter in ODI's

Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has another feather in her cap as she has now become the highest run-getter in the history of women's ODI cricket.

 She surpassed former England captain and opener Charlotte Edwards, who has 5992 runs to her name in 191 matches at an average of 38.16. 

The Indian captain broke the record when she reached a personal score of 34 during India's ICC Women's World Cup match against Australia. 

She also went on to become the first woman cricketer to score 6000 runs in ODI cricket.

Mithali made her ODI debut in the year 1999 at the age of 16 and has since been a pillar of strength in the Indian batting order over the years. She has all the batting records in her kitty as far as an Indian is concerned and continues to be a run machine in all formats.

Not many know that Mithali Raj hit a century on her ODI debut. She scored an unbeaten 114 against Ireland in her debut match way back in June 1999. 

She also has a Test double hundred to her name. Although the fequent number of Test matches played in women's cricket has ensured she has played only 10 Test matches in her 18-year long career.

Virender Sehwag tweets to Indian eves captain Mithali Raj to congratulate on world record

The whole of India is super proud of @M_Raj03 's spectacular achievement of becoming the all time leading scorer in the world in Women ODI's

Mithali Raj Career Highlights

114* - Mithali Raj score on ODI at the age of 16 Against Ireland in 1999
5 - Mithali Raj has scored 5 Centuries and has been Not-Out in all those innings
48 - Mithali Raj has 48 Not - Outs to her name,the most in women's cricket
2 - Mithali Raj is the second player in women's cricket history to average over 50 in ODI's
Meg Lanning(Australia)has the highest average of 54.12
7 - Mithali Raj has scored 7 Fifties before and during the 2017 ICC World Cup in England & Wales, a record in women's cricket
49 - Mithali Raj has scored 49 Fifties in ODI's which is the most by any woman player
164 Innings - Mithali had taken to scored 6000+Runs in ODI's - scored 69 Vs Australia and now has 6028 Runs

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