Mithali Raj breaks run record as India sets Australia target of 227

Tammy Harvey
July 13, 2017

Indian captain Mithali Raj is within touching distance of Charlotte Edwards' record for the most runs in women's ODI cricket.

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

Lanning, showing no ill-effects from her injured shoulder, played beautifully as she passed 50 for the 23rd time in 62 ODIs. Indian woman cricket team captain Mithali Raj, a 34-year-old star player from Jodhpur scripted a new success story today evening.

Similarly Australia's four-match unbeaten run was stopped by England in the previous game and they would also look to get back to winning ways. She is still the youngest to slam a ton on her debut and youngest ever ODI centurion.

Only the third player in the history of the game to average over 50. The skipper brought up her half-century off 55 balls and was supported ably by Perry, with the pair both finishing not out. "We have the highest scorer in Tests, ODI and now women's ODIs", said Gavaskar, who jokingly pointed out that there was magic in Hyderabad's paani (water).

Until February 7, 2017, Mithali hit 7 consecutive half-centuries one after the other. Rolton scored the highest test score of 209 (not out). Since then, Kiran Baluch (242 against Windies) of Pakistan has surpassed her achievement.

She tops the woman's batting table with 703 ratings.

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

Captain Meg Lanning speaks after Australia's loss to host nation England at the Women's Cricket World Cup.

It's a journey that started nearly two decades ago when a 16-year-old girl packed her cricketing equipment along with her textbooks to Milton Keyes, Ireland, to smash a century on ODI debut.

We wish her all the best for future endeavors!

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