July 13, 2017

Mithali Raj becomes highest run scorer in women’s ODIs

by Neha Monga

Indian skipper, Mithali Raj, on Wednesday broke the record of highest run scorer in women’s one-day international cricket when she scored her 34th run off Ellyse Perry in the ICC Women’s World Cup match against Australia in Bristol.

Raj went past the previous record of 5992 runs set by England’s Charlotte Edwards. Raj has so far played 183 games and took 164 innings to reach the feat, 16 less than Charlotte Edwards. During the innings Raj also became the first ever woman cricketer to touch the 6000-run mark.

Raj reached the 6000-run milestone in style after hitting a huge six off Kirsten Beams. She got out at a score of 69 runs off 114 deliveries and now has a total of 6028 runs in 183 innings which include 5 centuries and 49 half centuries.

SEE ALSO :  Italy fail to qualify for FIFA 2018 World Cup for first time in 60 years

Co-incidentally the record for highest wickets in women’s cricket is also held by an Indian bowler Jhulan Goswami with 189 wickets.

Recently a picture of Raj went viral on social media where she was seen completely immersed in reading a book while she waited for her turn to bat against England.

During a pre-tournament press conference Raj was asked to name her favourite male cricketer. She shut the reporter down by replying “Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer? Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is? I have always been asked who’s your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.”

SEE ALSO :  Here Is How Much Virat Kohli Earns For Every Instagram Post

BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna congratulated Raj on her achievement. “I on behalf of BCCI congratulate Mithali Raj, Indian women’s team captain on her spectacular achievement. Mithali Raj showed her class in her early days of International career by scoring century in her One-Day International debut in 1999. Mithali Raj has a record for most consecutive fifties by an international women cricketer,” Khanna said.

Comments

Related Stories

Bollywood has come a long ...

Tiger Shroff is almost is ...

Arjun Kapoor has had many ...

Some actors go to any exte ...

News reporter from The wea ...

More from this author

Ryan, who is the host of a ...

A spectacular penthouse is ...

The much-awaited film, Sta ...

FOX6 News Milwaukee's crew ...

Now, anybody who flies fre ...

Top News

5 Strangest Beaches In The World

Beaches are a great for holidays and who does not love a trip to the ...

5 Awesome Tattoo’s Facts From A...

Are tattoo’s just a fad of the times? Hardly. In fact, tattoos were ...

Plane Was Forced To Make An Emergency...

Travelling in a plane might really stink sometimes. A fight broke out in ...

Bug Bulglary, Thousands Of Insects St...

Almost 7000 insects and spiders were stolen from Philadelphia insectarium. ...