Mithali Raj creates history, becomes leading run-getter in women's ODIs

Mithali Raj creates history, becomes leading run-getter in women's ODIs

Mithali Raj creates history, becomes leading run-getter in women's ODIs

The 34-year-old is also the first woman cricketer to cross the milestone of 6,000 runs in the 50-over format. When India toured England in 2012, she was at the forefront of the visitors' creditable show, scoring 251 runs at an average of 83.66.

During the course of her innings, Mithali went past England cricketer Charlotte Edwards tally of 5992 runs in 191 matches.

She became the first woman to 6,000 ODI runs in far more emphatic fashion, striking a big six over the head of Australian leg-spinner Kristen Beams, later bringing up her 49th half-century from 96 deliveries. That innings was the highest ever individual Test score at the time, a record surpassed only by Pakistan's Kiran Baluch in 2004. Having lost the chance to hold on to the silverware in 2005, where Mithali-led India lost to Australia in the final, she doesn't want to let this opportunity go.

However, Lanning insists the pressure on her side is no greater than what the other teams will be experiencing as the tournament starts to hot up. The International Cricket Council (ICC) also congratulated the India women's captain.

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India: Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smrti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam, Nuzhat Parween, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma and Sushma Verma. However, under her leadership, the hosts crashed out of the tournament in the group phase.

She also has a Test double hundred to her name. People questioned me a lot about it in press conferences, but it wasn't my intent or objective of playing this World Cup.

After this loss, India are now placed at the fourth spot with eight points.

She took two catches against England on Sunday and scored 40 despite being in discomfort, but said she is ready to play.

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