Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy guide India to 265 vs NZ

Beth Cruz
July 16, 2017

Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Saturday congratulated the Indian Women Cricket team on registering an emphatic win against New Zealand and booking a semi-final berth in the ongoing ICC Women's Cricket World Cup.

"You can't just give up because you lose one game", said Raj. Rao wished that the Indian women's cricket team achieve greater heights under the leadership of Raj. The Indian team now has two world record-holders with pacer Jhulan Goswami being the leading wicket-taker.

Mithali might soon claim another record to her name, surpassing Charlotte: Mithali has captained India in 105 games, while Charlotte has captained England in 117 games.

There seems to be no stopping India captain Mithali Raj.

The 34-year-old cricketer started her worldwide career in 1999 with a match against Ireland. At one stage, during the fifth wicket stand, India looked set to mount 280 but three wickets in the final over to Kasperek meant they had to contend with 265.

In 2002 World-Cup Raj had to sit out as she fell sick during the tournament.

The skipper came in to bat in the fourth over and lost her wicket on the penultimate delivery of the innings. If not for myself at least for a batter scoring runs, I need to be around.

Mithali's average of 51.52 is significantly higher than Edwards' 38.16.

The Proteas ran through their batting line-up to notch up a 115-run win while defending champions Australia outplayed them in batting, bowling and fielding to claim an eight-wicket win.

However, based on her early career to date and how she carries herself, a challenge is what she thrives on.

At 16 years and 205 days, Mithali is the youngest centurion (114 not out on her debut in 1999) in the history of women's ODIs.

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