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Mithali Raj shatters record; becomes first player to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket

Jul 13, 2017 09:12 IST

Mithali Raj shatters record; becomes first player to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricketIndia captain Mithali Raj scripted history on 12 July 2017 as she became the only female cricketer to surpass the 6000 run mark in One-Day Internationals (ODI).

Mithali overtook Charlotte Edwards (5992) after scoring her 34th run against Australia in Bristol. The 34-year-old reached the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings - 16 less than Edwards.

About Mithali Raj

Born on 3 December 1982, Mithali Raj is the captain of the Indian Women's cricket team in Test's and ODI.

She is the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs.

She has played both Test and ODI cricket for India's women's cricket team.

She made her ODI debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored unbeaten 114 runs.

She made her Test debut in the 2001-02 season against South Africa at Lucknow.

On 17 August 2002, she broke Karen Rolton's record of world’s highest individual Test score of 209 (Not Out), scoring a new high of 214 against England in the second and final Test at County Ground, Taunton. However, the record was later beaten by Kiran Baluch of Pakistan who scored 242 against West Indies in March 2004.

She led the Indian team to the finals in the Women's Cricket World Cup of 2005 where the team lost to Australia.

In 2003, she was honoured with the Arjuna Award.

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