Mithali Raj goes past Charlotte Edwards to script a special record
Mithali Raj is a veteran and one of the legendary Indian women cricketers. On Saturday, she scripted a remarkable record, going past English woman cricketer Charlotte Edwards, as the former became the highest run-scorer in international women's cricket.
Veteran Indian women cricketer Mithali Raj continues to climb new heights in international cricket. On Saturday, she scripted a remarkable feat, as she etched her name in the history books and cementing her legacy.
Mithali has now become the highest run-scorer in international women's cricket. She now has 10,337 runs across formats, going past previous record-holder Charlotte Edwards of England, who had scored 10,273.
The record is likely to stay for a long time, as the third spot is currently occupied by Suzie Bates of New Zealand, who has scored 7,849. She is followed by Windies's Stefanie Taylor (7,834) and Meg Lanning (7,024).
Besides, Mithali also records having scored more than 6,000 runs in women's One-Day Internationals, as no other woman has achieved it to date. Among the top ten run-scorers in the format, she is the only one to average over 50.
Also, she is the youngest centurion in international cricket at 16 years. Other than that, she has scored 2,924, which is the most by any woman against England.
Mithali scripted the feat during the third One-Day International against England in Worcester on Saturday. Chasing a target of 220, India won by four wickets, thanks to Mithali's heroic knock.
Brief scores: England 219 (Natalie Sciver- 49; Deepti Sharma- 3/47) lost to India 220/6 (Mithali Raj- 75*; Sophie Ecclestone- 2/36) by four wickets.
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