Mithali Raj creates History: Indian women's ODI and Test team captain Mithali Raj has created history by etching two records in a single day. She became the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket in the third ODI against England and became the only captain to win the most ODI matches in the world.
Captain @M_Raj03 leads from the front with a match-winning 7⃣5⃣*! 👏 👏#TeamIndia beat England by 4⃣ wickets in the third & final WODI of the series! 👍 👍 #ENGvIND— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 3, 2021
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Let us tell you that Mithali Raj has played an unbeaten inning of 75 runs in the third ODI. In International cricket, she has scored 10,337 runs in 317 matches surpassing former England captain Charlotte Edwards (10,273 runs in 309 matches).
Before the third ODI, Mithali was 11 runs behind the former England captain's record. Mithali has achieved this milestone by hitting a four on English bowler Nat Shiver. With this record, now both the titles on International men and women cricket are with Indian players. While Mithali is top in the women's team, Sachin Tendulkar is number 1 in men's cricket with 34,357 runs.
Mithali's amazing innings in the third ODI helped the Indian team to trail its win by 4 wickets. Batting first, England had scored 219 runs. Following them, India won the match by scoring 220 for 6 wickets in 46.3 overs. With this, Mithali has also become the most match-winning captain in the world in ODI cricket. This is also the 84th win of the Indian women's team under her captaincy. She has broken the record held by Australia's Belinda Clark (83 wins).
Let us tell you that Mithali Raj became the highest run-scorer in ODI cricket in 2017. She then achieved this feat in the league match of the World Cup, breaking the record of Charlotte Edwards. During the match against Australia in the same World Cup 2017, Mithali also became the first woman batsman to complete 6000 runs in women's ODI matches.
For the unversed, Mithali Raj has retired from T20 International cricket in 2019. She has 2364 runs in this format and is seventh in its overall tally.
Let us also tell you that, In Test cricket, Mithali Raj has scored 669 runs in 11 matches at an average of 44.60. She is fourth among Indian women batsmen in Tests.