Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to score 6,000 runs

Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to score 6,000 runs

The Captain of Indian Woman Cricket team, Mithali Raj has become the first ever woman to score 6000 runs in ODI cricket run on Wednesday during India’s sixth World Cup match against Australia. The 34-year old overtook former England captain Charlotte Edwards’ career record of 5,992-runs and became highest run-scorer in One Day Internationals. Mithali scored 69-runs against Australia, but her innings and Opener Poonam Raut’s century went in vain as Australia defeated Indian team by 8 wickets.

In her 18 year long career, Mithali has smashed many records one after another, She has 6,028 runs at an brilliant average of 51.52 with help of five-centuries and 49 half centuries in just 164 innings in her career. While in the ICC Woman’s World Cup 2017, she has scored 247 runs with the average of 41.16 in 6 matches with the help of three fifties, she is only the third player in the tournament to score three fifties in the tournament.

India’s batting lineup has always relied on Mithali Raj over the last two decade, At a moment, she was, what Sachin Tendulker used to be once or we can say that what Virat Kohli is today for Indian Cricket Team. You pick the wickets of these names, you picked the entire batting line up with them. Though, talanted players like Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur, etc, have reduced the burder of Mithali after they have joined the team.

While on Wednesday, Indian team suffered yet another loss of eight-wickets against Australia, this was the second consecutive defeat for India after South Africa crushed Indian team by 115 runs earlier.

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