Mithali Raj Becomes Fifth Player to Score 1,000 Runs in ICC Women’s World Cup
Indian ODI skipper Mithali Raj became only the first Indian and the fifth player to score 1,000 runs in Women’s World Cup. While playing against White Ferns (New Zealand) she joined the league of Debbie Hockley, Janette Brittin and Janette Brittin and Belinda Clarke.
Mithali in 29 World Cup matches has scored 10 fifty and a hundred at an average of 55.
In the last match against Australia, she surpassed England Charlotte Edward as the highest run scorer in ODI cricket. As new achievement is breathing at her shoulder, she achieved another record two weeks when she became the only woman batsman to score seven consecutive fifty in ODI cricket.
At the same time, another record is knocking at the door of Mithali as she has 104 wins while Australia’s Karen Rolton has 108.
Mithali holds the record of the youngest centurion and she did it on her ODI debut in 1999. She was given the baton of captaincy at the age of 22 in 2005. In 2005 she led India to first ever Women’s World Cup final but eventually beaten by Australia.
Mithali might soon claim another record to her name, surpassing Charlotte: Mithali has captained India in 105 games, while Charlotte has captained England in 117 games.