Lucknow: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has set a rare record to became the first Indian cricketer to make 10,000 runs in women’s international cricket. She is the second player in the world to achieve this feat.
Charlotte Edwards, England Women cricketer had already made 10,000 runs in international cricket.
She combined all formats and won the feat in 309 matches, Mithali Raj crossed that mark in the 311th match. The BCCI tweeted that Mithali received the record in the third ODI against South Africa in Lucknow on Thursday.
Many records in the name of Mithali Raj.
It is a known fact that Mithali has already played the most number of matches in international cricket. She overtook England cricketer Charlotte Edwards in the second ODI. Mithali made her international cricket debut in 1999 against Ireland, setting a record by playing her 310th match against South Africa last Tuesday.
Mithali Raj has played 10 Tests, 211 ODIs, and 82 T20Is in her entire career. Charlotte, who previously held that record, She retired from cricket in 2015. She played 23 Tests, 191 ODIs, and 95 T20s for England. Mithali also holds the record for most runs in a women’s ODI (6938), the first player to play over 200 ODIs, the highest number of ODIs in a row without missing a single match (111 matches), and she is the first women player to score 2,000 runs in T20s.
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