India's Mithali Raj becomes leading run-scorer in Women's ODIs

13 July, 2017, 01:27 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Australia's Ellyse Perry left dives to make her ground as England's Sarah Taylor takes a tumble during the Women's World Cup in England

She could only feather Poonam through to Sushma Verma, and while Aussie skipper Lanning oozed confidence - finding the boundary with regularity - Mooney was then run out thanks to a superb Deepti Sharma throw.

Born in Jodhpur, the women's cricket team skipper grew up in Hyderabad that has produced several champions - Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and now Mithali Raj.

- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir)Mithali Raj becomes the first to 6000 runs in women's ODIs! She played 164 innings to beat Charlotte.

Australia captain Meg Lanning had a normal routine as she slammed her 11th ODI fifty. She is one of five players to make a century on debut in women's ODIs, and her score is the third-highest on debut in women's ODIs. The 34-year-old star cricketer has carved out another slice of history in the one-day internationals in the ongoing World Cup in England by becoming the all-time, leading run-getter.

2 Number of players to average above 50 in Women ODIs, among the 44 players with 1500-plus runs - Australia's Meg Lanning is the other, apart from Raj. Only recently, she became the first batter to slam seven consecutive ODI fifties. Rolton scored the highest test score of 209 (not out). Kiran Baluch of Pakistan broke this record in March 2004, scoring 242 runs against West Indies in a Match. "Her longevity and resilence to carry on is an inspiration for both men and women", said Gavaskar.

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She notched up the milestone in style with a huge six off leg-break bowler Kirsten Beams.

She led the Indian cricket team to the finals at 2005 World Cup but eventually lost to Australia.

Mithali was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2003 and the Padma Shree in 2015.

"We had some good patches there but weren't able to put enough pressure on England throughout the game".

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