Mitali Raj on Cusp of becoming Leading Run Scorer

Captain Meg Lanning speaks after Australia's loss to host nation England at the Women's Cricket World Cup

In the process, she became the highest run-scorer in Women's ODI's and also became the 1st to score 6,000 runs.

After scoring her 34th run against Australia, Raj beat the record of Charlotte Edwards (5992 runs). However, it seems if Mithali Raj would have played more ODIs, the number of runs she has scored would have been even more.

"She is a quality player".

Mithali's record drew praise from several global cricketers, including the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli. The 6,000-run milestone was achieved with a huge six off leg-break bowler Kirsten Beams as she received a standing ovation from the Indian bench. The middle-order batsman made her ODI debut against Ireland at Milton Keynes and immediately announced her arrival on the world stage. With an average over 50, Mithali has 49 half-centuries and five centuries to her name.

Until February 7, 2017, Mithali hit 7 consecutive half-centuries one after the other. But, she has denied in interviews when her personality is concerned to any male Indian cricketer whether it's Tendulkar or "Captain Cool" MS Dhoni. Highest run getter in women's ODIs.




At the age of 19, Raj smashed 214 against England at Taunton in a Test match, which was the highest ever individual Test score until Pakistan's Kiran Baluch in slammed 242 against West Indies in 2004.

She tops the woman's batting table with 703 ratings. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Acting President C.K. Khanna congratulated the Indian women's team skipper for her achievement.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also expressed their happiness on the Jodhpur woman's feat.

"We had some good patches there but weren't able to put enough pressure on England throughout the game".

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